The Lovers: Ethan Mars, Grace Mars and Madison Paige

"Please Madison, leave. Forget everything that's happened. There is nothing more you can do for me."

Poor, poor Ethan Mars. As if losing his son in a freak accident wasn't bad enough, the damage it dealt to his relationship with his wife was irreconcilable. Seeing the sorry state of his marriage after the fact hammered home just how devastating a tragedy of that magnitude can be and anyone who's suffered a rift due to uncontrollable circumstance could instantly understand.

As things progress and Ethan finds Madison, the ghost of his dead son continues to prove a burden on his ability to be intimate. He pushes her away, despite desperately needing the reprieve she provides him and it's only after he regains his emotional composure that he's able to accept her; if that happens at all.