Lying is a lot of work, especially in romance

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:

Yes, the guy is trolling, but there is a grain of truth here. I do think lying requires a lot of work. For that reason, I avoid lying. I don’t have the energy for it.

I’m a corporate strategist so I approached my extramarital affair with an eye to the long game. I planned accordingly to have a mistress same as I planned years ahead to embezzle my retirement. Get married, share finances, and most importantly: have kids. Bind yourself to your partner in as many ways as possible so that leaving you presents problems she wants to deal with even less than she wants to deal with your infidelity. Having a mistress takes a lot of responsibility, definitely not for those who shy away from commitment.