An affair can seem so much more exciting than your marriage. But is it a good idea to leave your spouse for your lover? YourTango Expert Lesli Doares talks with HuffPost Live about infidelity and making this big decision.
THE OTHER WOMAN
The "mistress" role in the affair triangle is either made out to be an unfeeling predator or an irresistible temptress, but for the many women out there who have been the other woman, it is a complex, personal, and often difficult position.
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In my 15 years of coaching, women have come to me over and over again with the same problem: falling for a married man. The stories always begin the same way: "There's this guy... he's soo great! We connect in every way and he makes my heart flutter like a schoolgirl. I know, I know... he's married. But we've only gone on a couple of innocent dates..." Then, the guy makes his move.
There really is no shortage of men and no man is worth that kind of hurt and humiliation. In another lifetime ago, as many of my readers know, I was married to a man that never stopped dating. Let’s just say he had more then one affair. Many of them were one nighters or little flings. One was a full blown relationship on the side. When I found out about this relationship, we agreed to get counseling. I agreed to stay. He agreed to call it off. However, it didn’t take long before all signs pointed to the fact that he was still seeing her. We’ll call her Kelly.
"Daily Mail" columnist Liz Jones is at it again -- this time she's tsk-tsking celeb cads like David Arquette, Jude Law and Tiger Woods for stepping out on their beautiful, powerful partners with -- gasp! -- waitresses. Jones calls the phenomenon "cheating down." Let's ignore Jones's not-at-all subtle classism for a minute -- servers are human beings with legitimate careers and not, you know, Victorian prostitutes -- and explore her point about the appeal of sleeping with someone, er, "below your station."
Thanking the other woman. Spoil the cuckquean and punish the other woman. Christian cartoons against infidelity. Marrying a gay man for his green card. Cohabiting needs a prenup. Leave the magic tricks to David Copperfield when flirting. The state of American Herpes. Tom Matlack on the link between fatherhood and male camaraderie. Referring to one's self as "romantically challenged." Online dating deja vu. And saying I love you the right way.
Cabbages And Condoms. A confession from the other woman. Getting a guy to hit on you. Being caught in the friend zone... as a woman. Being a boyfriend without benefits. Stress-level and male attraction. Dealing with post-divorce depression. Hearing about something very kinky on the first date. Is monogamy hardwired or possible? The professions most-likely to cheat. And the unspoken rules of sex.
Porn stars, Perkins' waitresses, and reality television stars... Tiger, Oh My! If his marriage wasn't a publicity-driven scam before, as one of his un-named mistresses has claimed, he certainly has made it into one now. The current list stands at nine, but according to SEVERAL sources familiar with Woods' behavior in and around Las Vegas, the number of women could very well swell past a dozen by week's end," says MSNBC's The Scoop. Below is a complete list to date of Tiger Woods' Mistresses.
Tricks on getting back an ex. Advice on getting back an ex. Breaking up a friend and dating her guy. Questions for a home wrecker. Etiquette for dating a married woman. Positions for her orgasm. Praise for missionary. Talking more about your relationship with friends than your partner. How marriage benefits men more than women. Chivalry is pretty alright.
John Edwards is moving the mother of his love-child into his upscale, waterfront North Carolina neighborhood and will help raise their baby, says the National Enquirer in yet another exclusive report on the disgraced former Presidential candidate. Although lacking proof, sources close to other-woman Rielle Hunter say they believe Edwards is paying for her move.
Diamonds, God and reality shows. What do these three things have in common? They're all ways and means recent celebrity women have handled their part in an affair. In more simplified terms, high-profile ladies seem to go one of three routes when trying to get over their part in an affair:
If you haven't heard, Monica was not the first. A few years ago, a biography on John F. Kennedy was released that included mention of an 18-month-long affair between a White House intern, Mimi Beardsley Alford, and the president. At the time, New York's Daily News found the woman,