The effect of these flirtations or affairs upon Eleanor Roosevelt is difficult to estimate. "I have the memory of an elephant. I can forgive, but I cannot forget," she wrote to a close friend.  After the Lucy Mercer affair, any remaining intimacy left their relationship. Eleanor soon thereafter established a separate house in Hyde Park at Val-Kill , and increasingly devoted herself to various social and political causes independently of her husband. The emotional break in their marriage was so severe that when Roosevelt asked Eleanor in 1942—in light of his failing health—to come back home and live with him again, she refused.  He was not always aware of when she visited the White House, and for some time she could not easily reach him on the telephone without his secretary's help; he, in turn, did not visit her New York City apartment until late 1944. 
PANTHERS AT PATRIOTS (-) -- Do the Patriots play 12 home games and 4 away games? It seems like they're home every stinkin' Sunday. Carolina is a real unknown quantity at this point, but we might learn something about them today. New England, meanwhile, is allowing gobs of yards and points, but still winning games because of the guy who plays quarterback for them. I wouldn't be completely shocked to see the Panthers win this one, but either way, I'm going with Cam Newton and Company to cover the nine points they've been afforded, as the Patriots win 29-23.