Analysis of the most common affair combinations (such as a boss), showing the pro’s and con’s of each.
The stories I’ve heard are endless. It’s been a co-worker, friend, stewardess, boss, sister-in-law, gym acquaintance or total stranger. The list goes on and on with no rhyme or reason and, where the possibility of having an affair seemed unthinkable one day, it became a reality the next. As fate will have it, this could be with someone you didn’t know an hour ago or you’ve known for years. A person who’ll pass through your life giving you nothing more than an evening’s pleasure or someone who could very well change your life forever. Each of us will be driven by our own tastes, desires and needs. As attractive and tempting as a situation may appear, it’s sometimes wiser not to get involved with certain people. Special circumstances make these affairs not only dangerous to your marriage but to your career and friendships as well. Before examining these situations, I give you 2 rules that must always be followed.
Your lover can give you extreme pleasure or create incredible havoc in your life. The movie which best shows how this can happen has to be “Fatal Attraction”. If you’ve never seen it, please do (and not with your spouse). An affair, even if a one shot deal can turn into a real horror show with the wrong person. The bottom line is that in a quick affair you really have no clue who you’re with. Sure they may be witty, attractive and willing. They also may be downright nuts and you’ll have to take steps to protect yourself.
The greatest fear in any affair is having your spouse find out what’s been going on. While there are many ways this can happen, by you having picked an equally vulnerable lover, they shouldn’t be able to hurt you because of their own situations. If they do blow the whistle, both of you will face the same unpleasant fate. It’s sort of like a mutual insurance policy.
1. Have 6 months living expenses in the bank – unemployment doesn’t go that far.
2. Make sure you enjoy your own company – once the word gets out, your co-workers are going to be afraid to talk to you.
3. Get some good suntan lotion and apply liberally – the stares are going to be blistering.
4. Ear plugs will help – especially when you’re in the bathroom stall and no one knows it’s you.
5. Don’t use skin moisturizers – you’ll end up needing a very thick skin.
If you’re going to fool around with the boss.
Have the affair with someone who’s got as much to lose as you do.
If it’s a quickie, tell as little about yourself as possible.