The affair site
It definitely felt like much more than just a friendship. Linda, who was my patient, said that neither of them wanted to disrupt or leave their primary relationship, or "mess it up." So, they chose to keep it platonic.
That level of intimacy and intensity makes it an affair of the mind, if not the body; it's more than just a friendship.
And there's a risk that what they're not finding in their primary relationship will become increasingly disruptive to it. Bill thought this was fail-safe because no one would suspect.
He and his wife's sister finally had sex after years of mutual, erotic teasing.
Aside from the challenge of remaining on the chaste side of the sexual borderline, such "lovers" must hope that their primary partners continue to believe they're telling the truth.
Safe and discreet, a perfect solution for me." She decided it was a rational alternative to the disruption of divorce.
Of course, the public always enjoys being titillated with stories of the affairs of public figures, especially when hypocrisy is exposed.
Suddenly they were in the midst of an affair that neither wanted to end.
They thought they could keep it secret; that neither would make any demands on the other and it would be perfectly safe. Most "family" affairs are interwoven with family dysfunctions and buried resentments.