I came across this line (and title of this post) in Sean Geist’s latest book, Twin Betrayals, that really encapsulates one of the themes I’ve wanted to write in a book of my own, but can’t wrangle a way to do it: “A treat for herself.” I’m not going to spoil the book (since you should read it!), but I’ll say that Sean captures this weird paradox that sometimes crops up in the wife-watching genre. We want both the wife to be acting naughty with the husband knowing about it (mutual, non-deceptive, healthy), but also, doing it for herself, not for the husband. Light vs. dark. Sharing vs. cheating.
Prepare for a peek behind the curtain and into the wild space of my mind. It’s a little chaotic back here, and I haven’t had a chance to straighten things up in a while, so be prepared. (more…)