There's nothing you can do about this and there's no point in burdening you with it.
Burdening her with something like that wasn't fair.
He didn't know what that meant or even if it was a possibility that she would one day trust him enough to tell him what was burdening her.
It was time to stop burdening Alex with every decision and make a few of her own.
Disease and famine; crushing imposts and extortions; official debasement of the currency; bankruptcy; state prisons; religious and political inquisition; suppression of all institutions for the safe-guarding of rights; tyranny by the intendants; royal, feudal and clerical oppression burdening every faculty and every necessary of life; monstrous and incurable luxury; the horrible drama of poison; the twofold adultery of Madame de Montespan; and the narrow bigotry of Madame de Maintenon-~--all concurred to make the end of the reign a sad contrast with the splendour of its beginning.