Both opinionated people, they seldom compromised. They butted heads about sex and division of household chores. Trent’s career as an elementary school teacher died prematurely—the administration fired him for failing to maintain a “professional distance” from the kids. He then learned of Edith’s multiple affairs. He’d often fantasized about other sex partners—she acted on it. Trent moved to Florida and became a tree surgeon. Edith continued to live in their house; she took in roomers to defray the cost of the rent and endured a long parade of lovers, none of whom helped her emotionally or financially.