The Marriage Bed - Laura Lee Guhrke I found other reviews, where readers split the guilty verdict between both parties. I do not quite see it this way. While it is true, she could have forgiven him as she says she would have eventually, she married her love against her brother better judgement, found out he needed her money more than her, he paid his mistress of with her dowry for crying out loud. I think she had every right to be upset. Yes, women loved him and he was really didn't care that much about them, as he says it just happens. What a way to shuck responsibility for one's action's.