In fact, things turned so nasty that for eight years there was no contact between them at all.
Their story mirrors the new hit film It's Complicated, in which a couple played by Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin rediscover passion for each other years after their bitter divorce.
They put these rules about how affectionate they are in place only relatively recently, some 20 years after they married - and nearly a decade after they angrily vowed never to speak to each other again.
This new relationship has been born out of the ashes of a marriage they thought had disintegrated in a breakdown that culminated in the most acrimonious of divorces.
Helen is offered to unhappy spouses as a heavenly patron who can truly sympathize with their anguish and offer prayers and on their behalf. Guntramnus He was King of Orleans and Burgundy in 561 and had married a woman named Mercatrude, which means Peacemaker. Later, when she fell seriously ill, and her doctor could not cure her, King Guntramnus had her doctor murdered.
Eventually he converted to Catholicism and felt deep remorse for his past life.
In a day when half of all marriages fail, we all need insight that stands the test of time.