"The most essential line of communication between The Beatles ran between Lennon and McCartney, and now that was interrupted, in both emotional and physical termns. McCartney felt judged, excluded, rejected. ‘We could recognise (their love),’ he admitted, ‘but that didn’t diminish the hurt we were feeling by being pushed aside.’ His partnership with Lennon was non - sexual, but it ran deeper than anything he had experienced with a woman. It underpinned his self - belief and his status in the world. Seeing Lennon focus on Ono rather than him was as devastating as it would have been for Cynthia Lennon to witness the couple making love. Ono later dismissed the Beatles’ attitude towards here as archetypally male: ‘I didn’t know about all this macho trip they were on’" - Peter Dogget, You Never Give Me Your Money.