Rita Bennett  has been through a lot.

She was married to an abusive husband who developed a drug habit. Paul eventually died in prison, but he did at least father two great kids with Rita, Cody and Astor.

Now, she's seriously dating Dexter, having stayed with him despite his cheating and (made up) heroin problem.

Early in season three, Rita announced that she was pregnant and wants to keep the baby. She and Dexter then got married, and lived happily ever after... until Rita was killed to close season four.

Rita Bennett Quotes

Paul: If they see me here, like this, I'm gonna lose them forever.
Rita: Paul, the one good thing that came out of our marriage are those kids. And I know you love them. But if you want to have any kind of real relationship with them, it has to be with the father they have, not the father they wish they had.

I can't help it, I kill things.

Rita Bennett
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Dexter Quotes

The only real question I have is why in a building full of cops, all supposedly with a keen insight to the human soul, is Doakes the only one who gets the creep from me.

Dexter Morgan

I think this is a friendly message like, "Hey! wanna play?" and yes I wanna play. I really really do.

Dexter Morgan