The Children Act - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 4, Fiona continued her work as a high court judge over the summer of 2012 and felt as if she was obliged to deal with more cases of marital discord than usual. Although Jack had moved back into their home, the couple continued to argue. Jack apologized for his behavior but also accused Fiona of isolating him, being cold, and losing her sense of fun. These accusations bothered Fiona because she feared they were true. They avoided interacting with each other through work and by staying in separate rooms in their apartment. Fiona feared that, although Jack had not had sex with Melanie, he would now pursue an affair with someone else.

The eight year old twin daughters of one of Jack’s nieces came to stay with Fiona and Jack for a weekend, which took the couple’s minds off their disagreements. Their...

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