On whether or not affairs can turn into relationships:

It can happen… But I think the likelihood of whoever was the cheater stops the habit of cheating is about the same as me meeting a unicorn named Ester who dances on Tuesdays to earn money for world hunger.

Lauren, I have included a picture by Pendlestock of a unicorn pooping rainbows  to give you hope.

Unfortunately, its name is not Ester.