THE PATH TO LOVE “No one who
knows them believes that this marriage can make it. I am not exaggerating. No one.”
My orthodontist continued adjusting my latter-life braces while explaining all he knew about his friend’s marriage. Their story matched so many others. Names and locales differed, but the basics remained the same. She had an affair. He retaliated with an affair of his own. Hers was brief, accompanied by intense guilt and a strong desire to restore her marriage. His was not. It evolved from a vengeful fling to an intense craving to be with his new paramour for the rest of his life.