We sit across from one another at the Greasy Spoon diner, reaching over the table to touch hands, caressing thumbs with the tenderness of a violin player. We joke and laugh, we talk, we sit in pure adoration. At the start of it all, the perks of the situation swam happily in my mind. Like most modern women, I felt I only needed a man for one thing, and a coupled lifestyle was not that thing. There would be no awkward morning-afters, no constant phone calls or texts. He loved me and worshipped me and spoke of our future.
Men who have an affair are like jackals, who seek pleasure despite the significant risk. He sends you flowers, calls to check in with you throughout the day, just because. native and an alumnus of the University of the District of Columbia and University of Maryland where she earned a B. And oh, how caring he is—the most understanding man and the best listener you’ve ever met.This means they’ll manipulate you into thinking they’re miserable so you’ll take pity on them. Do you really want to waste your time with a married man who you never have a chance of actually being with?Does he really have feelings for you or is he just fabricating them so you’ll climb into his bed? You’ll know him from the nice suit (that his wife bought him for Christmas), the tan lines from the wedding ring that now resides in his breast pocket, and the sob story about the overbearing, under-caring burden he voluntarily shackled himself to umpteen years ago.