So likely you've at least heard of the adultery website, AshleyMadison.com, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”
(and no, we're not hyperlinking. Find your own damn infidelity site by yourself).
Well, all righty then.
But, in an astonishingly oxymoronic justification, the CEO of the site offers this rationale as to why his site actually helps marriages:
“They want to stay within their marriage. That's why they're pursuing an affair. If they wanted to leave, they could leave. . . People pursuing affairs are trying to stay in their marriages.”
This kind of logic is—well, to say it's not logic is to give normal old irrationality a bad name.
Look, if you're the kind of lying, cheating bag-of-dirt who would step out on your spouse, fine. Own it. Be it. But don't pretend that there's anything more to it than your own selfishness, and that if your spouse finds out, he or she won't be devastated, with equally devastating repercussions.