As I mentioned in a post earlier this summer, I not too long ago discovered that a friend of ours – who just recently divorced – suddenly ran off and married his affair partner.
This discovery motivated me to search for some stories of when the other woman becomes the wife. I found the following on Dr. Willard Harley’s Marriage Builders website. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Harley, he is the author of several books such as Surviving an Affair and His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage.
I feel that this woman’s account of her situation is very powerful and should be read by anyone involved in an affair – especially if they think that a future life with their affair partner will be nothing but a blissful bowl of cherries.
Of course there are exceptions and a happy marriage to the affair partner is possible, but I think that many of the issues that the author shares will arise in their “new” relationship at some point. They will no doubt put a lot of stress on the relationship.
We’d love to hear your comments and/or related experiences about this author’s words of warning in the comment section below.