I have been where you are....I was unhappy in my marriage and although I ended my marriage then ventured out (no regrets). I would recommend you examine your marriage and make a decision. The reason you are even contemplating cheating is because you are missing something from your marriage There is really no such thing as harmless cheating. Once you cross that border, everything changes. Your mind will be pre-occupied with your lover and things will never be the same. You should really consider your spouse and whether your marriage could survive such a breech of trust. If you don't love him anymore, then move on. But if you still love your spouse and are just looking for a little excitement...buyer beware. Once you cheat you cannot go back. Trust is broken, emotional turmoil will follow, someone will get hurt (usually the unsuspecting spouse). Please try and figure out what is lacking in your own marriage and try and fix it. Date nights can do wonders for a marriage. You may have to be the initiator to get the fire restarted but its worth it. Do you really want to lose what you have in your marriage over a cheap, meaningless fling? If the answer is yes...then I would recommend you examine your committment to marriage and if you are not in love anymore to your spouse then leave your marriage and be single. I was scared to be alone so I stayed in a unhappy marriage for 14 years. But once the desire to be happy in love was stronger than my need to not be alone I took the leap of faith and went for it. I met the man of my dreams and have been happily married now for 6 years. We celebrated our anniversary yesterday. Good luck to you, just remember there is no turning back...things will change forever once you cheat.View Thread
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