The narrator wishes she could tell us that Mrs. Bennet soon became a sensible, friendly, happy woman – but no.
After the marriage, Mr. Bennet misses Elizabeth a great deal and makes many surprise visits to Pemberley.
Mr. Bingley and Jane only remain in the area for a year, and then they buy property near the Darcys – they really had to escape Jane's relatives, especially Mrs. Bennet.
Kitty spends a lot of time with Jane and Elizabeth, and Mr. Bennet keeps her from visiting Lydia (who writes to promise lots of dances and young men). Kitty's time with Elizabeth and Jane changes her for the better. Mary remains at home and grows out of her bookish ways.
Lydia writes to Elizabeth, saying that it is so wonderful she is so rich and hopes that, when Elizabeth has some spare time or nothing better to do, she will think of them (and give them money).
Elizabeth decides she has many better things to do and writes a firm response to Lydia to put a stop to such requests. From time to time, though, she does send a little money here and there.
For Elizabeth's sake, Darcy assists Wickham in his career as much as possible.
Lady Catherine eventually gives up her grudge, as does Miss Bingley.
The Gardiners are frequent visitors, always welcome – as they were the ones who brought Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth back together again in the first place.
Everybody lives happily ever after, except for Lydia and Wickham, who spend too much money.