With the end of World War I in 1918, Vita returns to her family home to her husband and sons. However, she continues to write and correspond with Violet, who is still being courted by Trefusis who is clearly devastated by his inability to win her over with gushing adoration and endless indulgences. Vita's mother, Lady Sackville, strongly disapproves of her dalliance with Violet and her neglect of Harold and the boys. After another romantic tryst with Violet, Vita learns that she has decided to accept Trefusis marriage proposal which sends her into a fit of jealous rage and practically forces herself on Violet one evening. This event leads to Violet getting married to Denys Trefusis after agreeing to his arrangement of a celibate marriage.