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“I Love My Husband But Here’s Why I Want to Cheat – Huffington Post

While this article has an intriguing title that is actually somewhat misleading (she devotes little if any time to the reasons for her wanting to cheat), it is, nevertheless, confirmation to me that being the object of desire is powerful, compelling and irresistible–in the gaze. She rounds out the article to craft the main idea as an honesty is the best policy moral of the story, but the writer appears to be trying to convince herself more than her audience that honesty will save the day–and her marriage–in the end. She devotes exactly one or two sentences at most to that notion, but the majority of the 35 micro paragraphs are relished details of the one who made her feel desired.
And why repeat so many times how she was not attracted to this man who she risked her marriage for just to see in the park or coming out of his place? The thrill she squeezed from this clandestine relationship was first, that it was clandestine, and second, that it was about wanting to be wanted. She said as much. The draw of those two potent potions is why the writer wants to cheat on her “soul mate.”

Read for yourself here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elloa-atkinson/i-love-my-husband-but-heres-why-i-want-to-cheat_b_5909882.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

2 thoughts on ““I Love My Husband But Here’s Why I Want to Cheat – Huffington Post

  1. Her article was a little bit like doing whatever you need to do in an experiment to produce the result you want and expect. Oh well! At least she somewhat brought some attention to the concept of needing something from outside a marriage.

    • I agree that the whole plan seemed preconceived, and yes the awareness of alternative thinking and measures is the reason I showcased the article in the first place. It’s long past the time of marriage as a black and white issue.

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