Are Affairs A Quick-Fix To Save Your Marriage?


COULD infidelity revive stale relationships? A current bestseller: The New Rules Internet Dating, Playfairs and Erotic Power by Dr. Catherine Hakim has c1aimed just that. According to the author: “Recreational sex outside marriage can be good and healthy.” She argues that a fling between two married people cheating on their spouses, with no strings attached, may actually reinvigorate their marriages and make them less likely to divorce. She believes we need a fresh approach to marriage and adultery and accept the culture of ‘playfair.’ The big question then is: what is the difference between an old-style ‘affair’ and a thrilling ‘playfair’?

It seems the ‘new’ (as defined by Dr. Hakim) aspect of this very old sin is simply that ‘the internet is opening up a whole new culture of affairs between married people’ with the result that physical betrayal simply…

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