Well, thank you! :D Margaret is pretty much my fave character on that show and seeing her go through all this crap is hurting me.
But the thing that really gets me is that Barton knew he was gay when Margaret was ten. It’s not like he married her and then figured it out, He knew long before they were married that he could never want her, and he married her anyway.
I think Margaret calling him a thief was perfectly justified. She’s right; it should have been her choice whether she wanted to be married to a gay man, and he stole that choice - and by extension those years she could have been with someone who could want her - from her when he kept his sexual orientation from her. And by trapping her with a man who could never want her, he stole something else: her sense of self-worth.