I’ve always believed that people more have “affairs they forget quickly” than “affairs to remember” but according to AOL Health, I am wrong, maybe! You go, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr! The article notes that sometimes an affair really is a matter of star crossed lovers meeting one another, stating:

Mira (not her real name) had been married to the same man for 14 years when she found herself falling in love with her yoga instructor. After developing a strong friendship and admitting their feelings to one another, the pair told both their spouses that they didn’t want to be married anymore. Mira sold her house and moved to another town, even as her new partner was still living with his wife. “I knew that even if he didn’t leave her, I was never going back to my husband. I was out. And I was happy about it,” she says. Mira says that she didn’t sleep with her new love until after her husband had moved out. She and her new boyfriend faced numerous court battles over money and custody of their children and finally wed in a private ceremony she describes as magical. “We are totally in love despite all of the challenges we have gone through. While we knew we would be judged by many, we also knew we were meant to be!” she says.

An affair is not the ideal beginning to any relationship but if you are honest with one another and willing to face the many obstacles that are sure to arise, it just might work.

Well, that’s nice. Good for them. Though a part (99%) of me still believes, like Sir James Goldsmith, that “when a man marries his mistress, he creates a job vacancy.” But I’m cynical and bitter and have only worn Scrabble tiles where my heart used to be. What do you think? Can an affair ever turn into a meaningful, long lasting relationship?

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