I risked everything for you and in return you humiliate me. … You promised to end it. Why didn’t you? … What? You’re in love? And the child. Do you imagine he reciprocates your soppy feelings? Oh I dare say he’s fascinated by the neurotic compulsions of a middle-class lady with marital problems. There’s nothing crueler than the adolescent boy, I know them. Once he’s had his fill he’ll discard you like an old rag. You’re not young! I say this to help you.
Notes on a Scandal, Barbara Covett