I am concerned that is will mark the end of the institution of marriage as we know it. And to think that right wing politicians and religious evangelists wanted to blame gay marriage for the destruction of traditional American values. Traditional American values in small town USA did that all on their own.
Even if the quoted registration numbers are inflated (which I suspect they are given the ease at which I could create a fake account with a made-up email address), there's no doubt there are millions of people who are staying in marriages that leave them hungry for intimacy, both sexual and emotional.
The words sex addiction get thrown around a lot when it comes to cheating, especially with all eyes on the recent Ashley Madison hack. Society is still trying to understand the difference between sex addiction, an illness, which inspires a certain amount of compassion, and the moral character defect of dishonesty, which tends to inspire condemnation.
Hello ladies and gents, I figured it was about time to address the marital quagmire you find yourselves in. Despite having had the benefit of thousands of literary critics and moviegoers pick apart your lives over the years, none of you, for reasons we can only speculate, has ever sought the practical advice of a divorce lawyer. Enter me.
I understand why people don't want to get divorced. Maybe they have young children. Maybe they can't afford a contested divorce. Maybe they are afraid to be single again at an older age. The reasons are many. My point is that as long as one or both people are having affairs and living a secret life, there will be no movement.
There is no perfect man. And in case you didn't get the memo, you aren't perfect either. The issue is that most of us don't understand relationship maintenance at all or how to care for each other past the first blush of heat. Do you really know how to love a man or are you living in constant conflict?
During the hookup I felt a whirlwind of emotions: disgusted with myself, angry, excited, needed, and then finally content with what was happening. It gave me a chance to experience a ton of emotions that I had been holding in for a long time. It finally made me realize that Thomas wasn't the person I wanted anymore.