Hi OtherTink, Yes it is an intriguing article. What I am reminded here for you is a list of (rather nutty) demands Einstein sent to his wife, conditions she must meet for him return to her. They were trying to keep the marriage going for the sake of their children -- and she did agree to these.
In addition, Einstein carried on extramarital affairs almost from the beginning. As he did also with his cousin who became his second wife. Wife Number Two, I have read, did not mind; she just loved the adoration of being Mrs. Einstein.
Have you read Einstein is believed to be on the autism spectrum, that like many of humankind's most brilliant and creative members, he was Aspergers? The point being, what many folk might see as incomprehensible is part of a neurodiversity that, even though difficult to live with, nevertheless contributes greatly to humankind. And, there can be great anxiety with Aspergers/autism; one study I read indicates average lifespan is around 36 (I think it was without looking it up). Here is Einstein's list of demands for Mileva:
A. You will make sure:
1. that my clothes and laundry are kept in good order;
2. that I will receive my three meals regularly in my room;
3. 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:
1. my sitting at home with you;
2. my going out or travelling with you.
C. You will obey the following points in your relations with me:
1. you will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way;
2. you will stop talking to me if I request it;
3. 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 behavior.