Divorce Opinion Essay

It turns out the evidence is not gone. Thirty-seven lots of letters, documents and signed photographs from the estate of Kay Summersby are up for auction next week, offered for sale by anonymous people to whom she left precious papers.

Although there is no smoking profession of love, nobody who reads these handwritten notes and letters from a caring, sensitive, sometimes gruff, sometimes distraught Eisenhower can easily say that Harry Truman was a liar.

In North Africa in 1943, after Kay's fiance was killed, Ike comforted her by writing a series of letters to her mother: "She has been loyal, efficient and a great help for well over a year -- so I feel that she is indeed a very dear friend, and one I'd like very much to help." "Kay has become interested in settling her income tax account . . ." he wrote later, setting out the financial data over two pages.

A scribbled note to Kay on what must have been a quiet day: "Irish: [ Summersby was not, as Truman thought, an Englishwoman ] -- How about lunch, tea & dinner today? If yes: Who else do you want, if any? At which time? How are you? D." (Sotheby's estimates this will go for $3,000 to $5,000. To historians, that romantic ampersand -- "lunch, tea & dinner" -- makes it worth more.)

Two years later, and perhaps after the exchange with General Marshall, Ike returned to Washington to become Army Chief of Staff. This typed dismissal to the woman he left behind in Europe is dated 22 November 1945: "I am terribly distressed, first because it has become impossible longer to keep you as a member of my personal official family. . . ." A month later, this guarded, handwritten note to soften the blow: "The break-up of my wartime personal staff has saddened me immeasurably. . . ."

She accepted the brushoff, accommodated his wish for a copy of her diary, and zipped her lip. She sent him a note when he was elected President; he sent "happy tidings" when she remarried.

The mystery remains why she did not include all the correspondence in her final book, but this we now know:

Dwight Eisenhower, separated by war from his wife, became intimately attached to a woman who served with him. Kay Summersby returned his love. He extricated himself because that was the path of loyalty and duty. She understood, steadfastly protected his secret until it could hurt nobody, then made it possible for their story -- of four-star-crossed lovers -- to be appreciated by a later generation of admirers of a great man.

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Essay about Divorce: A Problem in Our Society

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Problem in our Society

One of the biggest problem people are facing today is divorce. The issue of divorce and increasing rates in the modern world is one of the most serious problem and social issues which influence people life to a great extent. Divorces are effecting on personal and social life very deeply. It causes stress and makes individual unsuccessful and changes lives. When parents get divorced they do not even think about what will happen with their children. Many students perform low in school because of their parents. Children of divorces parents have more problems in their behavior and psychological development. Many psychological studies show that children who live with both of their parents are happy and they have fewer…show more content…

Problem in our Society

One of the biggest problem people are facing today is divorce. The issue of divorce and increasing rates in the modern world is one of the most serious problem and social issues which influence people life to a great extent. Divorces are effecting on personal and social life very deeply. It causes stress and makes individual unsuccessful and changes lives. When parents get divorced they do not even think about what will happen with their children. Many students perform low in school because of their parents. Children of divorces parents have more problems in their behavior and psychological development. Many psychological studies show that children who live with both of their parents are happy and they have fewer problems in their lives.
Divorce generally puts children at greater risk for many kinds of problems. However, most children of divorce do not experience those serious problems; most children are strong and resilient, and most have returned to a pretty normal life after 2-3 years. The problems children of divorce may experience are often present even before the divorce, perhaps the result of conflict between parents, less attention from parents, depression, or other factors. Children in a high- conflict marriage situation generally are better off if their parents decide to divorce compared to children whose parents stay married and continue to experience high levels of conflict. Children in low-conflict marriage situations, however, generally

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