However, cracks really began to show in the marriage when Frances caught wind of Henry having been unfaithful to her. Frances already had severe mental health issues due to sexual assaults and domestic abuse that she’d suffered prior to meeting Henry. And she found the prospect of her husband cheating very hard to take.
Diagnosed as bi-polar following the birth of her son Peter, Frances continued on a downwards trajectory, overwhelmed by feelings of insecurity, loneliness and depression. She would seemingly try anything to put an end to her husband’s infidelities, even having facial reconstructive work done at a time when it was still very uncommon.