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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."

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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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