On Frida Kahlo’s friendship with Leo Eloesser, a noted surgeon who gave her advice throughout her life:

“He followed up with a letter addressing the root cause of her suffering: ‘Diego loves you very much, and you love him.’ Acknowledging that Rivera ‘has never been, nor ever will be, monogamous,’ he went on to propose that she remarry him, accept him as he was and channel her energy into work. He closed by saying, ‘Reflect, dear Frida, and decide.’ Meanwhile, he convinced Rivera that remarriage would help safeguard Kahlo’s fragile health, something the doctor honestly believed. ‘She really needs me,’ Rivera told one of his assistants, the American artist Emmy Lou Packard, Herrera wrote.”