‘Did you give Nick a little heart-to-heart talk on the veranda?’ demanded Tom suddenly.
‘Did I?’ She looked at me. ‘I can’t seem to remember, but I think we talked about the Nordic race. Yes, I’m sure we did. It sort of crept up on us and first thing you know – ‘
‘Don’t believe everything you hear, Nick,’ he advised me.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1. Tom Buchanan, his wife Daisy and Nick. This exchange depicts the unhappy and tense marriage that Daisy has with Tom, who seems worried that she has been airing their dirty laundry. Tom is verbally and emotionally abusive to Daisy.