During the relationship, you may also feel hurt, angry or anxious because your boyfriend is involved with another woman who has a legal claim to his attention and time -- his wife. If you respect the institution of marriage, an affair with a partnered man means compromising your values.Additionally, if the married man you are dating has children, you will likely cause emotional harm to not only his wife, but his children. In an article for "Psychology Today," psychiatrist Mark Goulson points out that when you date a married man, you are helping him betray his wife as he turns against the promises he made when he married her.Perhaps the best advice you can give someone about having a relationship with a married man is telling her not to even start. As my friend Jenna* told me, "You can't help who you fall in love with.The love of your life just might be a married man." Being part of any couple can be challenging and unpredictable, as we all know.And sooner than you realize you will end up being the bean bag where he collapses to forget his issues – a recreation, an escape from his unhappy marriage.This may give you a sense of power/affection initially, but soon you’ll tire having to act like a constant caregiver of sorts. Can you turn to a man for support who cannot resolve his own problems?Additionally, Mark White, chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, explains that from many philosophical perspectives -- both secular and religious -- adultery is almost always wrong because it involves deception, hurting others and breaches of commonly-held social values, such as fidelity and honesty.It is unlikely that a married man can meet all of your needs and expectations.
Her chance for happiness hinges on a future that is highly uncertain, to say the least.
There are far more serious issues involved in a toxic triangle of man, wife and the lady love. Be aware of at least five dangers of dating a married man.
No matter how much you are in love, he’ll never be able to give that emotional and practical sense of well being that comes with a healthy relationship. He had a fight with his wife, his wife is demanding too much money, and many many more.
But some do end up being the “other woman” in a relationship.
But lets not typecast; or debate over what to call them.