From UPTOWN–Picture this: you’re crazy about a man who has great husband potential but you rarely see him and sleep with him even less. Or you’re married to a woman who once was your best friend but is now a nagging pest who you can’t stand to be around. Or you’re deeply in love with the woman of your dreams but lately all you do is fight and you haven’t touched each other in months.
Could a carefree love affair with no-strings-attached actually save your relationship? Iris Krasnow’s novel, The Secret Lives of Wives says that answer could be ‘Yes.’
The 200+ women she profiles are realistic about the fact that their partner isn’t 100% perfect or attentive or even satisfying. And instead of abandoning the relationship, they simply flirt or carry out a full-blown affair with men who pick up where their husbands left off. Here are some excerpts:
“If you avoid getting caught, a little affair can perk up a marriage,” says Lucy, a 50-something Californian.
“My husband is only capable of doing so much, and it’s not enough,” says Shauna, who keeps a garden landscaper on the side.
“A husband is your costar and a rock in your life,” says Lana, a 59-year-old actress. “But if you’re a multidimensional person, you need a lot of different colors on your palette.”
As jaw-dropping as these quotes may be, the women maintain that their partner won’t catch them cheating. Moreover, they won’t fall in love with their sidepiece or out of love with their husband. They believe affairs actually benefit their relationship by taking all the pressure off of one person to fulfill them. Do they have a point?
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