Einstein's Brutal Rules For His Wife That Disgust Women Today
Albert Einstein was undeniably a genius, but that doesn't mean he was a good husband. Although his love letters might convince you otherwise, the reality is he set some pretty harsh rules for his wife, Mileva Maric, to follow.
Their Crumbling Marriage
You probably don't know this, but Maric was also a good scientist. She met her husband at Zurich's Polytechnic Institute, and she was one of the few women who got to study there.
The two then stayed together for 11 years and had 2 sons named Hans Albert and Eduard. Einstein, desperate to try to save his marriage, created a list of demands for his wife. He wanted to stay together for the sake of their kids, but these rules today would not fly.
First of all, Einstein wanted his wife to be his servant, and he didn't want her to expect any affection or appreciation in return.
Her job was to cook 3 meals a day and take care of the household duties.
He was also in charge. If he demanded that she leave the room or stop talking, she had to comply.
The Full List
-Clean the house by herself
-Bring 3 homemade meals to his desk every day
-Clean his office, but never use his desk
-Clean and fold all the laundry
-Never ask or expect him to spend time with her
-She had to "renounce all personal relations with me"
-To be quiet immediately upon his demand
-Never criticize or question him
-To leave the room whenever he wanted her gone
-She must never "belittle" him to tarnish his reputation with their kids
Einstein composed this list in 1914, but even then it would be considered cruel.
Thankfully Maric stood up for herself and would not allow herself to be treated so inhumanely. She packed her things and left their house in Berlin with their children.
Incredibly, Einstein barely noticed or cared after they left. He even said that he was living "in my large apartment in undiminished tranquility." It was only after Maric filed for divorce when his temper worsened.
After his divorce was finalized, he immediately went on to marry his first cousin, Elsa.
Einstein had formed a relationship with her in 1912, so it's possible he'd been cheating on Maric since then. Einstein imposed these same rules on Elsa, and she obliged. Her loyal servitude didn't stop him from cheating on her with his secretary, Bette Neumann.
Einstein and Elsa moved to America in 1935, and she died a year later. He didn't seem bothered one bit: “I live like a bear in my den . . . This bearishness has been further enhanced by the death of my woman comrade, who was better with other people than I am."
The Theory Of Happiness
Although Einstein was a terrible person, he is known for his brilliance. Einstein's letter on the "theory of happiness" sold recently for over a billion dollars. The letter says: "A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it."
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