An affair that spanned 26 years (off-and-on). And when it was on, he just could never bring himself to say those three little words. Instead, it was couched in words like these…on Valentine’s Day, seven years ago:
Is this just bad boyfriend behavior? Or someone who really, truly had no love for me…only lust? A user?
A former mistress (26 years, on-and-off) describes the good, the bad, and the ugly of her long-term affair. Conclusion: Affairs aren't necessarily destructive if kept in the correct perspective. Our experience enhanced BOTH our marriages.
That is, until his marriage ended and we began to love each other. When the affair morphed into a relationship, well, that's when it stopped being fun for me. We have now irrevocably split.
Lately I've been writing about the man who took his place in the "off" years of that 26-year-long affair. He was a dynamic sexual partner but we, too, now have irrevocably split.
These are our stories.