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Published on Oct 25, 2018
Having an affair is - nowadays - considered hugely taboo and shocking as well. However, that's not always been the case, and it might not be the case forever. We should look back to the history and forward to the future of affairs to learn to see our relationships more clearly. Sign up to our new newsletter and get 10% off your first online order of a book, product or class: https://bit.ly/2LayJ9F For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://bit.ly/2yX0yOM Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://bit.ly/2OJFSo0 Download our App: https://bit.ly/2yq0Xtu
“An affair is a love – or physical – story between two people, one of whom (at least) is ostensibly committed to someone else. Most importantly, in our times, an affair is a catastrophe, pretty much the greatest betrayal that can befall us, a harbinger of untrammelled suffering, frequently the end of the marriage it has violated and almost always an occasion for fierce moralising and the division of participants into goodies (who have been betrayed) and monsters (who have betrayed).”