Re: Percentage of successful marriages that start as affairs?
MY dad & Step Mom's was one of the favorable statistics -not only has it lasted, but they were "meant to be", never any problems in their marraige at all, still hopelessly in love after 35 yrs... the way she talked about my dad in a Hospital waiting room one day last year -got me all teary eyed. No force would have stopped these 2 from getting together.
Only thing good about them was....they didn't hide it when it started to happen, my step mom was my Mom's best friend, my mom didn't love my dad, the marriage was a disaster.
My Step Mom's husband used to be my dad's best friend!! (the 4 of them lived close to each other -all friends).... What a triangle it was. I was a casualty of that affair but you know what, I thank God for my step Mom today, she is amazingy with my dad, some of his health problems, their marriage has been a fine fine example to me ... even if her parenting skills left much to be desired in my teen yrs.