AffairFri, Mar 31st 2000
I'm having an affair - well, actually it just started - with a work colleague. I have been married for 7 years and have 2 kids. My marriage is lonely and although I love my husband, I feel lost. My "friend" is many years older than myself and I'm afraid that I am falling in love with him. We seem to have connections that realistically my husband and I have never had. Neither of us wants to hurt our respective spouses. However, we are both very drawn to each other. How do you decide that it's "love" and not excitement? How do you decide whether you should leave your partner and risk hurting so many others?
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