via written correspondence, months after her suicide attempt

Sylvia Plath:  How much freelancing will you be doing when there are three kids around the house wanting, respectively, to be diapered, fed and have the funnies read to them?

Eddie Cohen:  And will your husband, whoever he may be, find contentment in talking to you or making love to you while you are banging on a typewriter? You can't plan your life out on paper and expect it to behave that way. I suspect that this tendency of yours contributed to your trouble. You didn't know what to do when something happened that wasn't in the blueprint.