#I agree #I got the same Q so will just reblog yours
In my opinion, the way you love your spouse and the way you love your offspring tend to be so different sort of feelings it’s quite hard to compare them. You know, romantic love and commitment you feel for someone vs. maternal/paternal bond you have with your child from the very beginning. Two totally different things.
I’m pretty sure Magda was quite in love with Joseph around the time they got married and their first years as a couple seemed to be really happy. However, little by little and as a result of numerous things that happened in their lives and between them, their relationship turned into a quite complicated and troubled fiasco that caused much pain and tears. They didn’t separate or divorce - was it “only” because they couldn’t or were there some other reasons behind it is something we cannot really know for sure. Anyway, all in all their marriage was without a doubt a pretty miserable one.
As for the children, I know many people consider Magda a bad mother because of what she decided to do when the Third Reich was collapsing. I’m not trying to make excuses for her and for what she did, however in my opinion it’s very clear that despite everything she loved her children unconditionally and regardless of the situation they always meant the world to her.
So yes, I think the children were more important to her than Joseph. She devoted herself to them and I’m quite sure they were the best thing that ever happened to her.
Having said all of this, I’m ofc no Magda and hence definitely not the right person to answer this question. But this is how I see it.
I’ve got quite many messages these past weeks, I will reply over time.