Can an af­fair re­ally make your mar­riage stronger?

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Cou­ple’s coun­sel­lor Es­ther Perel sparked C con­tro­versy last week when she claimed that hav­ing an af­fair could ac­tu­ally save a mar­riage. In her new book The State Of Af­fairs: Re­think­ing In­fi­delity, Perel, 58, ar­gues that be­trayal can make re­la­tion­ships stronger by giv­ing peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to think about what they re­ally want from a part­ner. It’s es­ti­mated that around 80 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion have been di­rectly af­fected by cheat­ing – but could their re­la­tion­ships be stronger in the af­ter­math? We talk to two women who’ve ex­pe­ri­enced the agony of an af­fair…

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