Affair Quotes (176 quotes)
What History Teaches Us About Having an Affair
How Affairs Make My Marriage Stronger
An affair is a romantic and emotionally intense sexual or emotional relationship with someone other than your spouse or partner. Generally, affairs do not last long though there are exceptions and occur between two people who are not married or otherwise committed to one another. Sex may or may not be involved in an affair, and cyber affairs can happen between two people who may never even meet one another. Typically, an affair is considered a betrayal of trust. It has the ability to cause significant distress in relationships and there are many reasons why people cheat on their partners.
Among other things, the idea of taking off my clothes and being naked in front of someone new terrified me enough to stay monogamous. Then I met Steven at work. He was married, with a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old. But how do you actually do it? How does one pull it off? A few years ago, two women wrote a wildly popular, much-praised and much-vilified handbook for single women called The Rules. I had participated in a year of marriage counseling, in addition to weekly visits with my own therapist: Nothing was working.
How it feels to live in a sexless marriage – readers respond
L ove and happiness are certainly important to me in my year marriage to Stephen. They are also important to me in my nine-year affair with Michael. I know people have affairs for all sorts of reasons and think ultimately that they have a goal in mind — the end of their marriage, a lasting new relationship or a complete change to what they see as a boring life. I want no drama disrupting my family. I want to stay happily married and carry on my affair and I never, ever want anyone else to know, so I have every detail planned and covered. We also do a lot as a family, as well as socialising with friends and enjoying a variety of hobbies, so being organised is vital and, like many working mothers, I keep a meticulous diary to make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. I also have a diary in my head of my times with Michael, but I never put anything in writing.
It's a Wednesday night, and my boyfriend and I are drinking wine and making out in the back booth of a dimly lit bar. It feels like nothing else in the world exists… until my phone vibrates. The kids are in bed," I say, then put my phone in my purse and pull my boyfriend toward me. I spend half a second staring at the diamond on my engagement ring before hiding my hand from my sight line. It's not a secret that I'm married, but it's also not something I want to think about right now. Am I a horrible person?
For those who find themselves swept up in the high seas of an affair, it's easy to think that you've fallen in love; however, before you make that life-changing and hormone-charged assumption, ask yourself a few of the following questions about your forbidden paramour. The more you answer "No," the more likely it is you've fallen into the flashy trappings of lust:. The above questions may sound plodding, but that's my point. Love puts down roots, and that takes time. Lust is a faster ride. It's a roller coaster.