Saturday, 6 March 2010

Marriage and affairs

After checking my blood pressure, my family doctor continued with our little chit-chat. Besides monitoring my health and well being, she is always concerned about my personal life.

All these years, she had seen my kids grow up and I have seen her 3 pregnancies. We often exchange notes about parenting.

"You're not planning to remarry?", she asked.

I told her even though CH and I have been dating for 5 years, we're happy with the status quo. She, on the other hand, is an advocate of a stable married life.

"Aren't you afraid that he may look for a young Vietnamese girl one day?"

Well, he's not the type. Besides, if that happens, life will just go on for me, with or without a man. I'm not too hung up on marriage.

I told CH about this little conversation and he said. "Married men also look for young women anyway."

Bingo! Recently news of the Jack Neo affair has set tongues wagging. Singapore's most successful film-maker confessed about his two-year affair with a model less than half his age. While the news left women reeling in disgust, it must have brought new hope to older men. Afterall, he is now the living proof that an (undesirable) 50-year-old married man can land a 22-year-old model.

Needless to say, delving in illicit affairs always results in unhappy endings. His girlfriend showed up at his home demanding to see his wife because she was upset that he had lied to her. People are just dying to know how the story will end. Maybe this episode will give him inspiration for his next movie. I'm sure it will be a big hit!


Bluey said...

I couldn't agree more. Why try to change a relationship where both parties are happy?

Some men will cheat regardless of their marital status.

JY said...

completely right! a wedding band or marriage certificate does not change the basic nature of a guy!

amy lam said...

Hello... when older males have affairs with younger females, can they seriously believe for a moment that it is for their bodies or looks or even LOVE?

Hmmm... illusions never fail :-)

The Real Mother Hen said...

Huh? Thanks to your ST link, I finally got to read about the Jack Neo affair and had a good laugh.

petunialee said...

Yup! Yup! Marriage guarantees nothing at all... It's commitment that matters and true companionship across every level of human existence.

A man could marry for wealth and position only to be completely faithful to a mistress who is one's true soulmate.

I'd rather be the mistress than the wife in that case. The only advantage in marriage is tax reliefs and ease of administration... e.g., kids school etc... If you dun need that... Why bother to complicate things?

Amel said...

He he he...that was one concern that an uncle said to my Mom when Mom told him that my future hubby lived in Finland. In my mind, if somebody is going to cheat, even if they live together in the same house, it's gonna happen.

auntielucia said...

Guess marriage makes it more difficult for a couple to call it quits at the slightest irritation or diverse attraction. I've a theory tt the party who loves less/have more self confidence in a relationship is likely to be the one who says "no need for marriage". But stress, it's only a theory!