She pleaded, argued and cajoled, but it was of little use. He took the aloof position that his affair was his private business.
That same week, Chevallier had been nominated to a cabinet position as government minister for education, youth and athletics. He apparently believed that a divorce would end his political career.
Yvonne took the boys to the coast for a two-week holiday, hoping the time and distance apart from his children would bring
But when they returned, Chevallier continued to display contempt, not affection.
Yvonne swallowed a handful of her medications in a wishy-washy suicide try. She recovered, then marched to a police station near her home to apply for a handgun license, explaining that she needed protection since her husband was about to assume a lofty government position.
She returned the next day and bought the Mab and 25 rounds of ammunition.