Dorian Thompson wrote:
Peggy probably is better off, but Ted's motives are born of weakness, not altruism. Nice that he came to the conclusion after he took Peggy to bed and not before. Lots of Teds out there. His wife will probably leave him in the future. That's the way it usually works.
True, though I'm not sure I'd call choosing his wife and kids over his mistress "weakness." But whatever his motives, I think Ted's too sharp to not know, on some level, that his relationship with Peggy would not be good for her in the long run.