Comments to article «The Story of Dickens’ Wife Who Walked Out the Door and Left Her 10 Children Behind Forever»

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I surely sympathize more with his wife. Women understood it from the beginning. She had too many children..it was just impossible to do anything else

and there was nothing to blame her for - she was a good mother. Yes, she became fat, but it's normal for a woman who gives birth over and over
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I feel like the attitude from men towards this whole situation was way different than it would be right now.

A woman had to beautiful by any means and other situations were unaccepted.

Charles didn't understand she needed love and care too..
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Honestly, Charles didn't become more beautiful with the years either..poor women. She just needed some love and support, not such an awful attitude.
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Poor misunderstood woman. So sad that the attitude towards females was like this long aho. Nowadays it wouldn't have happened
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Still exist men like that!
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So very true! I've been married 3 times - the first two were a bit like Mr. D - no help with the children, didn't understand that a woman needs to be loved and appreciated and cared for. Lucky for me I met my 3rd husband nearly 36 yrs ago and we're still together today.
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I feel sad to this woman... her husband didn't treat her the way he should.
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Back then, women weren't considered equal to men. Primary purpose was to have children and take care of the family. Catherine dealt with post-partem depression, multiple children, weight gain and a cheating and inconsiderate husband. Running away was the only way to escape. In today's world, a man like this would be kicked to the curb.
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I understand her. I have 1 daughter and is hard,i cry almost everyday,am nervous,furious (of course i dont do this in front of my daughter); cant imagine how hard is taking care of 9 children ! ...and a husband that not even apreciate you!!!
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My sympathy goes to Mrs Dickens
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My whole heart goes out to Mrs. D. Mr. D was the typical male of the times - he lived as though he were single while she had to do everything and show the outside world she was a mother, wife, housekeeper, party planner, chef, etc. etc. All while expected by the husband to still be the slim attractive girl he met years before. Sorry to say, but childbearing and rearing take a lot out of a woman. It's impossible to stay the same, and that should be understood and accepted by the husband!
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Please get your facts right! Catherine Dickens did not 'walk out on Charles' but he made her leave the home, rented new premises for her and sued for a legal separation. She was devastated. They were never divorced!
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