Moments Like This: Infidelity

13/09/2010 14:24 | Updated 22 May 2015

So Wayne Rooney has been playing away from home and Coleen and baby Kai have moved in with her parents. It's depressingly predictable and as sure as balls are balls it will happen again. Another big ego footballer, another weepy WAG. The question is, will Coleen end it all now, or, like John Terry's wife, Toni, take him back and give him 'one last chance.'

Most women have, at some point, discussed what they'd do if their husband slept with somebody else.

'It would be over,' a friend of mine stated the other day, vigorously stirring sugar into her skinny Latte. But deep down, I think we all have to admit there's a big difference between a one night stand and, say, a three year love affair, a double life that has been nurtured thanks to a thousand lies.

Of course, that's different and hard to forgive. But would any of us be prepared to throw in the towel over one meaningless 12 hour fling?

Personally I'm not sure infidelity is the worst thing to happen to a marriage (I'm talking about the spur of the moment hotel room, not a full blown affair played out over years) Mundanity, lack of intimacy and weeks of lying back to back can be just as erosive.

There are times when I think, 'What I wouldn't do for a night of raw passion with someone other than this person who clips his toenails on the bed and farts in his sleep.'

Not that anybody would ever ask. But say they did, and I was somewhere away from home, somewhere anonymous and for just a few hours I could be a different person – not the one who is always asking if teeth have been brushed? It'll never happen because, for me, the opportunity simply doesn't arise. But if it did? Honestly? I imagine it's not always that easy to walk away....

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