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To really benefit from this article, you’ll first have to get down from your high horse this instance. Stop bashing the mistress, the “other” woman, whatever you call her. Whether you like it or not, mistresses exist for a reason. They thrive because they’re better than you in ways you refuse to acknowledge. There isn’t a fairer game than love. Says who. She’s a cheater. Well for one, nobody can force a man to love. It is a contest of patience and willingness, of kindness and grace and of all the virtues that make a person worth loving. Yet, you can still lose at love even without the “other” woman.

I’ve been a girlfriend, a wife and the contrary. None is better than the other but I can tell you this: a mistress brings vitality back into a man’s dying heart. On that accord, is there not something worthwhile…

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