Truer Words Seldom Spoken II
He stood up suddenly, not waiting for my reply, but instead of moving to the door he walked to the window, drew back one of the curtains and stared out into the dark night. "Yet sometimes it's not so easy to let a spouse go, I realise that," I heard him say. "No matter how much went wrong with the marriage there was still that profound commitment in the beginning, and how sad it is, isn't it, to be forced to witness the painful death of so many cherished hopes and dreams."
Nicholas Darrow to Carter Graham
in The High Flyer by Susan Howatch