Each in a marriage must make a contribution. Of course. What was that old song? "You're the cream in my coffee . . . You're the salt in my stew"? How great and how true. One has a right to expect such a complement. I was always eager to salt a good stew. The trouble was that I was expected to supply the meat and potatoes as well.
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Source Notes: The Lonely Life: An Autobiography (chapter 20) (1962). One of Davis's husbands obtained a divorce on the grounds that "She reads in bed; she neglected me for her work." She reveals the blend of cynicism and lost innocence provoked by the end of one of her marriages when she writes: "I had no time to be shocked that my little white cottage was crumbling. Like a set that is struck after a performance, it seemed like the dream it was--a facade, a temporary scene for pointless arguments. ". . . A boy and girl had adored each other, married and never dreamed of such an ending at all. It made me feel old and weary. The fact that I didn't care anymore that I was finding other men attractive was heartbreaking to me."
Ruth Elizabeth Davis, better known as Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 October 6, 1989), was an American actress of stage, screen and television.
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