“Girl, look at you!”
“Phillip! Oh my god, can you believe we’re here at a national sales meeting with a completely different company the same weekend as our old company’s? It feels surreal.”
Phillip and I had left our previous employer through a reduction in force and landed at a west-coast based firm in the same industry, but it had been a couple of years since our last face-to-face encounter.
“You look great,” he said. He was kind. The truth was, I was up about fifteen pounds and not feeling my best. I had packed a dress for the banquet…
I know what you’re thinking. If I read a headline about falling in love with a married man, I’d think, “woman, are you crazy? Stupid? Or are you simply immoral?”
Frankly, I wouldn’t blame you if you held these opinions. Reading the comments on other Medium articles on this topic reminds me of how much infidelity is a lightning rod for criticism.
But the big ugly truth of the matter is that despite our upbringings and lessons in ethics or morality, we can’t always suppress the feelings we develop for people — married or not.
The strong, secure, and emotionally…