Recently I was doing some research for a television program I’m working on, and I stumbled across a message board where a man was asking for advice.
Here’s how it goes — he’s married and has a child on the way. Several months ago he received an e-mail from an old high school flame. She’s married with two children. She says she’s a golf widow and he says his wife is a workaholic. They start regular communication via e-mail. The correspondence leans toward the validation of each other as well as sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. They do not tell their respective spouses about this. He asks the participants of the message board if this would be considered an affair.
After reading this, my immediate reaction was, duh? Yeah! If you’ve already stated that your spouse is not emotionally there for you, and you are now e-mailing someone to get the emotional support you so obviously crave – well then you’re putting your eggs in someone else’s basket. I say – you all quit it! For goodness sakes , he’s got a baby on the way.
So, is it an affair or isn’t it?