Of course it’s wrong Shaun. That was the whole point of Madame Bovary. Nobody sets out to hurt someone. It’s the opportunity we weigh against our own virtue. I’ve never cheater, either, but I don’t hold my virtue up as anything special. Maybe I just haven’t been presented with a situation where I’d have to choose. I’d like to think I’d keep my virtue intact. I had a friend who decried the affairs her girlfriends were having. Most were in longstanding relationships with these men who were what we call cheats. You can guess what happened next. My friend fell in love with a work associate (married), and it’s still going on twenty years later. I don’t have the answer, so I deal with the “whys” instead of passing judgment. I guess I could. I think it would be a boring article, though.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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