This made me sad. (And before anyone yells at me, I’m not saying I agree with anything. Merely that it makes me sad.)
Via Slate: Why We Cheat: Spouses in happy marriages have affairs. What are we all looking for?
“You would think an unhappy person would leave. So by definition they must not be that unhappy. They are in that wonderful ambivalent state, too good to leave, too bad to stay.
“That’s why an affair is such an erotic experience. It’s not about sex, it’s about desire, about attention, about reconnecting with parts of oneself you lost or you never knew existed. It’s about longing and loss.”