Do Affairs Help Relationships?
In the recently published When Good People Have Affairs, author Mira Kirshenbaum writes that cheating on your spouse can be therapeutic and help people change. “You could think of it as a radical but necessary medical procedure,” she told British newspaper The Observer. “If your marriage is in cardiac arrest, an affair can be a defibrillator.” Interestingly enough, she believes that adulterers should never confess, even if their partner asks directly whether they’ve had an affair. In her mind, honestly is not the best policy, because the truth can be more painful than the lie. Does Mira know that sometimes the truth hurts? [The Telegraph, U.K.]