Ask E. Jean: Should I Leave My High-Paying Job After Having an Affair With a Colleague?

Dear E. Jean: I’ve been unctuous divided for prolonged “lunches” with a married male from my office. He tells me he loves me, we tell him we adore him, and this has been going on for a year. Knowing we was doing wrong, and that he’d never leave his big-time breadwinning wife, we pennyless it off and had a date with a smashing new man. My married crony incited adult a charm, we couldn’t resist, and we started all over again!

But recently we saw him articulate to a new lady from PR, and yesterday they went out for “lunch” and never returned. we was so distraught that a male in my round of work friends attempted to comfort me. He pronounced he knew of my event since a illegitimate would gloat after any of a encounters to all a guys in a office! The asshole even showed them cinema of me halfdressed that I’d sent him! we can’t trust we was so stupid! I’m still great over it all. we disgust him! we can’t mount operative here! we can’t demeanour during his face anymore! But my income is so generous, we don’t consider we could find another pursuit that pays as well. Is there any other approach to deal? — Slut in a Rut

Miss Rut, My Darling: Now, now. Dry those tears. You are a lady who will have an event with somebody, and as no CEO in story has ever been means to stop people chasing one another, and as there are hundreds of offices for we to start your subsequent event in, here are a rules: Never speak about it. Never send exposed photos to a coworker. And, when flirting with a co-worker who has a wife, you’re authorised a nip of baloney, though never “lunch” on a whole salami.

As for your career during this company? It’s dead. Thanks to your accessible bureau dudes, everybody from a boss down to a lady who comes in twice a month to use a copier knows you’re pegging Mr. PR Girl.

Your pursuit now is to (a) stop meditative of your stream income as “generous” and start meditative of it as laughably paltry, (b) get a new pursuit that pays more, and (c) never, ever trust a married male who cheats.

This minute is from a E. Jean archive.

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