“No problem. Be upfront. Tell her about it in advance.”
Overcoming his initial misgivings, Jim plucked up the courage to break the news to his wife the next morning while she was reading a magazine over breakfast.
“Honey,” he began hesitantly, “I don’t want you to take this the wrong way . . . and please remember that I’m only doing this because I truly, truly love you, otherwise I would never dream of it . . . but I think maybe . . . just possibly . . . having an affair might bring us closer together.”
“Forget it,” said his wife, without even looking up from her magazine. “I’ve tried it, and it’s never worked.”