The 200+ women she profiles are realistic about the fact that their partner isn’t 100% perfect or attentive or even satisfying. And instead of abandoning the relationship, they simply flirt or carry out a full-blown affair with men who pick up where their husbands left off. Here are some excerpts:
“If you avoid getting caught, a little affair can perk up a marriage,” says Lucy, a 50-something Californian.
“My husband is only capable of doing so much, and it’s not enough,” says Shauna, who keeps a garden landscaper on the side.
“A husband is your costar and a rock in your life,” says Lana, a 59-year-old actress. “But if you’re a multidimensional person, you need a lot of different colors on your palette.”
As jaw-dropping as these quotes may be, the women maintain that their partner won’t catch them cheating. Moreover, they won’t fall in love with their sidepiece or out of love with their husband. They believe affairs actually benefit their relationship by taking all the pressure off of one person to fulfill them. Do they have a point?
Take the 80/20 rule where your better half gives you 80% of everything you want. As the adage goes, when someone else comes along with the 20% your partner lacks, you abandon your relationship in search of what you’ve been missing. These wives turn that rule on its head; they choose to keep their 80% and 20% ‘lovers’ in rotation and enjoy 100% satisfaction.