Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Einstein's outrageous list of demands his wife had to follow.

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To this day, 63 years after his death, Albert Einstein remains one of the world's most important scientists.
But his personal life wasn't quite so successful, and his marriage to Mileva Maric was a difficult one.

Einstein began cheating on his wife, a successful mathematician herself, soon after they said their vows and the couple separated after 11 years.
But he wanted to stay together for the sake of their two children, but only if Mileva agreed to a long list of shocking demands and rules.
Unbelievably she accepted the list, which you can read in full below, and it basically turned her into his assistant rather than wife.

It reads:

A. You will make sure:

1. that my clothes and laundry are kept in good order
2. that I will receive my three meals regularly in my room
3. that my bedroom and study are kept neat, and especially that my desk is left for my use only

B. You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons. Specifically, You will forego:

1. my sitting at home with you
2. my going out or travelling with you

C. You will obey the following points in your relations with me:
1. you will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way
2. you will stop talking to me if I request it
3. you will leave my bedroom or study immediately without protest if I request it

D. You will undertake not to belittle me in front of our children, either through words or behaviour.

Unsurprisingly it didn't last long and Mileva divorced him in 1919.

Mirror Online.

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