I was reading recently about the issue of homelessness and how it is growing at an alarming rate in the UK.
What has this got to do with affairs and infidelity I hear you say? Well one of the repercussions of an affair is the possibility of a family breakdown. When this occurs a family usually splits i.e one parent or even a parent with child / children leave the family home. This course of action has an inevitable impact on the family finances which too, becomes split. In these scenarios, a lot of women, I feel come unstuck in a financial way. If they have spent many years at home looking after children the route into the work place is greatly limited even more so if they have had little prior work experience or few qualifications.
The cost of living, as we all know, is expensive. Wages are stagnating and the gap between the two grows wider by the year. Therefore, if your personal circumstance means that the gap between your cost of living and wages are an almighty gulf, then the prospect of homelessness becomes a stark reality. Think about it: If you can just about afford to do a weekly shop to feed yourself you are really going to struggle to pay the rent / mortgage. This state of affairs is unsustainable.
What I am trying to say here is that when those who embark on an affair have their thrill they have little idea of what possibly could be awaiting them and their families and one of those outcomes could be homelessness.
...Why does the pain of an affair hurt so much? That question can only be truly answered by those who have experienced it, and as someone who has, I hope this blog can offer some insight to the agony that you are facing.