you know, every time i see charlie and mary clown around, i find it difficult to unite those pictures to the stories about them being constantly at loggerheads with each other. maybe it was all down to doug who managed to handle them and things only went ape after doug and mary divorced. (i wonder how often charlie's name may have been dragged into those divorce quarrels...)
I wonder if she was jealous of Doug's closeness with Charlie. They seemed to have a love-hate relationship. Mary was very business-oriented and Charlie may have resented that in a woman.