Hitching a ride, trusting a partner, marrying the same person three times
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Anne Marie Whelan lives in Ithaca, New York, where she writes and works for an organization providing homes for the mentally ill.
Derek was unfaithful Thursday. He told me today. It hurts. OK, they didn’t do it — just kissed. But he asked her to go to bed and she refused (because he was married). But still, it could have happened. In a sense, it did happen. Is it just a cultural constraint that makes me so bothered by it? Am I just the defective offspring of a defective culture?