Albert Einstein who has been regarded as one of the greatest scientists could have been a worst husband after all, according to a new book.
The book 'Einstein: His Life and Universe', by Walter Isaacson reveals how the scientist whose theory of relativity is still considered a remarkable scientific contribution to the world, found hard to manage his personal life.
Einstein fell in love with fellow scientist Mileva Maric and married her in 1903. But after realising that his 11-year marriage was breaking apart, he laid a list of conditions that he believed would allow the two to remain together for the sake of the children, according to Daily Mail.
While he insisted her to keep his room clean, he also demanded to provide his meals regularly in his room. He also told her she should neither expect any intimacy from him nor blame him anyway.
Initially Mileva accepted the conditions but a few months later she left Einstein and moved with their sons to Zurich. They got divorced in 1919 as living separately for five years. Einstein is said to have had relationship with another woman, Elsa, while he was still married to Mileva. He married Elsa in 1919.
Check below the list of conditions that Einstein wanted Mileva to follow.
A. You will make sure:
- that my clothes and laundry are kept in good order;
- that I will receive my three meals regularly in my room;
- 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:
- my sitting at home with you;
- my going out or travelling with you.
C. You will obey the following points in your relations with me:
- you will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way;
- you will stop talking to me if I request it;
- 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.
Information source: Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson, listsofnote.com)