Dating other people while married
Normally, the guys I have affairs with are men I meet through my job — I travel a lot — as an event coordinator, at parties, through friends of friends, or even old flames I've reconnected with on Facebook.
I've always been the type of person who gets physical fast, and being married hasn't changed that.
It seemed tawdry and gross, and I resented the fact that all my husband had to do was slip off his ring and he'd look single.
Meanwhile, I was huge, hormonal, and knew my husband was cheating on me.
He was home every night, did everything around the house, and was 100-percent there for me — but I still felt resentful and like I'd gotten the short end of the stick.
A few months after our son was born, I quickly got into a relationship with a former coworker.
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. I spend half a second staring at the diamond on my engagement ring before hiding my hand from my sight line.
The kids are in bed," I say, then put my phone in my purse and pull my boyfriend toward me.
The reason divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, is that it has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress of the divorce trial. Judges, however, rarely punish someone who begins dating – sexually or otherwise – once they have physically separated from their spouse.
When I told him how I felt, he broke off his side situation.
Toward the last trimester of my pregnancy, Dave was amazing.
I was pretty sure Dave was sleeping with someone else while I was stuck at home.
Before, I felt we could both have our cake and eat it, too, but the last thing I wanted to do when I was pregnant was seek out an affair.