Apparently Charles Dickens tried unsuccessfully to do to his wife what TS Eliot succeeded in doing to his. Quels couchons sexistes! (See links below to John Bowen’s article in the TLS that’s a major source for the NY Times article.)
From The New York Times (Sunday, 24 February). Click to expand.
Note 2/25: I’ve just found the Times Literary Supplement article mentioned in the two articles above. It provides a fuller discussion of the historical evidence by the British scholar, John Bowen. Here’s a PDF: Unmutual Friends by John Bowen – TLS, Feb 2019
Below is the direct link to the TLS piece published this February.