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Delia was married to Sykes for fifteen years but they never shared healthy relationship In the beginning Delia thought Sykes would love her but he never cared for her For Delia to maintain her dignity and lifestyle she started working and tried to find love in her work which she deserved from her husband Delia always feared her husband and never felt safe around him She worked as a wash woman and enjoyed her profession but her husband did not like her to work for white people He believed white people were controlling their society Working for them in his home made him belief that now they have control over his house He even showed his anger towards Delia profession when he ruined the fresh clothes which she had worked on all day Still after the incident Delia warned him verbally and later tried to ignore him This showed how dedicated Delia was to prevent her marriage from ending even her husband disrespected her profession Delia was a strong woman and tried everything possible for her relationship to work while Sykes never wanted to be with her He had an affair with a mistress Bertha and wanted to get rid of Delia so he could marry her He tired every possible way to torture her physically and emotionally He use to pull pranks on her for instance when she was working he scared her with his bullwhip which Delia thought might be a snake and he stood behind her laughing This showed his negative behavior towards Delia and made her realize that her marriage would never work As time passed their relationship began to drift further apart Sykes began to ignore her and started spending more time with Bertha He treated her nicely and brought gifts for her by the money Delia earned from her hard work While all that made Delia happy was going to church and her job and did not bother
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