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Offline anna11

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How Did Nicholas Feel About Alexandra's illnesses?
« on: November 21, 2007, 02:23:58 PM »
How did Nicholas cope with Alexandra constantly being sick? Did it frustrate him that she was nearly always laid up? Surely it would have been tiring (spelling???) for him along with everything else. I know he was very supportive and loving, but do you think he also just wished she wasn't so sick all the time?

He says, I think in a letter to his mother 'It's tiring me mentally to be so worried about her' or something like that. Did it affect their marriage in any way do you think?

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Re: Nicholas- And Alexandra's illnesses
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 07:23:17 PM »
I don't think it ever put a major strain on the marriage- they were very devoted to each other, their's was one of the greatest royal love stories.
Maybe it wasn't how he wished things, but I don't think he ever felt resentment or strain about it, so there wasn't any strain major or minor. Nicholas simply went along with circumstances, and what was part of that, his wife's emotional and physical condition, and Rasputin, etc. He famously said '' Better one Rasputin than ten fits of hysterics a day''. I think he just wanted to avoid trouble, so he never felt any negative emotions towards Alexandra. He was very devoted to her- some might say blindly in matters regarding her health, and her son's health, and thus Rasputin. With lesser marriages, and perhaps most, there might have been a strain, but not with this one.
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Re: Nicholas- And Alexandra's illnesses
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 12:09:49 AM »
Very good post imperial angel! I'd also like to add that Alexandra worrying about Aleksey did the most damage to her health, and it also worried Nicholas a lot. He was even more understanding, since they both had the same worry.  ;)

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Re: Nicholas- And Alexandra's illnesses
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 03:11:15 PM »
Very good post imperial angel! I'd also like to add that Alexandra worrying about Aleksey did the most damage to her health, and it also worried Nicholas a lot. He was even more understanding, since they both had the same worry.  ;)
I agree completely with you two