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    Beatrix
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    There was an interesting and thought-provoking article in the New York Times recently on the subject of infidelity, which prompted a lot of backlash, mainly, but not surprisingly, from women. Does the author have a point, though?

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    I’ve only read the first few paragraphs but she seems to need to justify herself ‘I was careful about the men I met. I wanted to make sure they had no interest in leaving their wives or otherwise threatening all they had built together’. it’s the bloke that’s married not her  :scratch:

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    She not only seems to want to justify herself but also seems to contradict herself by, on the one hand, wanting a “no strings” arrangement but then badgers the men into discussing what their wives would think etc, why is she discussing their wives if it’s just all about the sex of the moment?

    Personally, I don’t condone infidelity and can’t justify it because one partner is not willing to or is unable to satisfy sexual needs. If it’s because of illness/childbirth/menopause on the woman’s part, then I’m sure she doesn’t like it either, giving the partner carte blanche to find it elsewhere won’t make her feel any better! The same goes for the other side of the coin if the male partner is unable to because of illness/stress/overwork, both need support and understanding, not “Off you go dear, get it where you can”.

    If it’s purely a case of falling out of love then leave – I have never understood a bit on the side for that reason myself.

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