And what would you do in a ‘not-so-ideal’ marital situation?
Humour me and answer some of the questions I pose.
I keep reading about it amongst celebrities, I have seen it amongst friends and acquaintances. About 90% of infidelities are about intelligent women being cheated upon. Or real nice guys being cuckolded.
Last night I was reading Elizabeth Edwards interview with Oprah, on her husband John Edwards’ public and painful extramarital affair, and that too when she was battling cancer.
Yet, the woman doesn’t come across as a doormat or someone to be pitied. She seems strong and very much in control of the situation. But how does she wake up every morning to the face – albeit a handsome one – that caused her that much embarrassment and humiliation?
And what about the obviously fake marriage the Clintons parade? Why would an intelligent, accomplished woman like Hillary put up with that kind of shit? Did she really need the Clinton tag to succeed?
Why do men cheat on intelligent women?
And why do women cheat on nice guys?
The dumb women have faithful husbands, and the nasty men have devoted wives… it’s not a generalisation, except that it probably is!
I am sure we are not without temptations. There must be that other guy who makes you check your make-up twice; the one that makes you feel sexy; the woman who reaffirms your masculinity; the one who laughs at the jokes your wife finds insipid.
I am quite sure we all come across people (other than our spouses) who make us feel good about ourselves.
But is that the cue to jump into bed with the next available flirty-jack or frisky jane?
Extramarital affairs happen all the time. There is no denying that.
But would YOU put up with it?
Call me old-fashioned, but if you are married you better make sure little-johnny doesn’t go wandering, and you don’t allow trespassers on your territory.
If there are children involved, it’s all the more reason to maintain faith.
If you are in an oppressive or unhappy relationship, break it off before you go seeking greener pastures.
Easier said than done I am sure… and I am only saying.
I tell R if he cheats on me out of lust, I will forgive him. But if he falls in love with another, I will hunt him down.
That brings me to this next — what is the deal with multiple-wives? It is not rare to see polygamous families here. And invariably the children as SO SCREWED UP and out of control.
I wonder how the wives resist the temptation to poison each other or their husband.
Would YOU be a co-wife?
I have a few friends who are open about being the ‘other woman’, and say they don’t believe in marriage, and if the wife has a problem she should take care of it. Actually the husband should take care of it!
Would YOU be the other woman?
And if you absolutely must cheat on your husband or wife, who would it be with? Just a hypothetical question.
PS: And to the last question, my answer is Stephen King. Not only because I am in love with him, and I love a man who can weave a story, but also because I am pretty sure he will scare me back to my family.