In extra-marital affairs, you can't expect to get any of these.Most women know it by instinct, but not surprisingly many fall for it.It's important to have a support system, otherwise it can be even more damaging for the woman as it could be emotionally taxing."An important question that you need to ask yourself is - 'Why is he in a relationship with you despite having a family?
While some women dating married men may find happiness eventually, most of these relationships end up leaving you feeling lonely, used and neglected.
A relationship exists because of mutual trust and commitment.
Assess whether the man you are dating is pursuing the relationship because he loves you or he just because he wants to take advantage of you.
Poonam Tiwari (name changed on request), 34, who works with a multi-national company in Noida adds, "I am in love with a married man who has a son. Mine was an arranged marriage, but after a year, lot of differences started creeping into our relationship.
I've been trying to forget him since then and call off the relationship, but I am not being able to do so."Dr.
Arvinder Singh, a psychotherapist and consultant says, "There is usually a lot of guilt associated with such relationships.
I also know that I am his second priority, but I am so emotionally attached to him that I'm not even being able to find an eligible man for myself and get married."Agreeing with Samvedna, Rashi (name changed on request), who is a marketing professional in Delhi adds, "I am dating a man who I know through work. Recently, he confessed to me that he's married and is not happy with his present relationship.
He said he doesn't want to cheat on me, but can't divorce his wife either.
You may find yourself alone more often than you'd like because his family will always come first.
Moreover, if he is cheating on his wife to be with you, what's going to stop him from cheating on you?
"Dating a married man could probably stigmatise you with many condemnable titles and may not be an easy experience to endure, for being the 'other woman' entails a lot of sacrifices.