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15 People Detail How Their Affairs Started

Love is a slippery slope. In no time at all, an innocent flirtation can give way to a full-blown love affair, leaving you desperate to cling on to the life you once claimed to hate.

So before you act out of desperation and choose to listen to the head between your legs as opposed to the one that's on your shoulders — take a look as these 15 people detail how their affairs started.

When you play with fire, you're bound to get burned.

Reddit user Trickysocials says that he began bonding with a female coworker over their shared insecurities. In no time at all, they began developing feelings for one another, and although they tried to refrain — they both eventually gave in to their desires.

How can you trust someone when your relationship begins with a lie?

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Reddit user gigibuffoon fell head-over-heels in love with his female coworker who was in a long-distance relationship and deeply unhappy. They began an on-again/off-again relationship and after more than two years together — she left him for her boyfriend overseas.

Boom! Roasted.

"I had sex with, or propositioned to have sex with, every male friend and acquaintance, for the 6 years that I dated, got engaged to, and then eventually married my husband. No wait, that was my ex-wife." - Reddit u/ServingTheMaster

A dish best served cold.

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Reddit user JAHNOOSKA found out that his wife was cheating on him, so in an act of defiance he decided to cheat on her as an act of revenge. Sadly, all it did was make him feel guilty on top of already being heartbroken.

It's not always what you think.

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"Coworker (who I found attractive) listened to me and let me tell her about my troubled and abusive marriage, she helped me see there was an alternative, here we are 14 years later and happily married. Sometimes the grass is indeed greener." - Reddit u/Brianshurst

If you don't appreciate your partner, rest assured that someone else will.

Reddit user DaizyJay found herself trapped in an unloving marriage with a proverbial hoarder for a partner (apparently it was so bad that rats were living in the dryer). They finally caved when they discovered a coworker who found them attractive.

That'll show you.

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When Redditor Drjohnson93 was married, his wife was emotionally abusive and would constantly remind him of how he could never find anyone else to love him. In an effort to prove her wrong, Drjohnson93 decided to sleep with his wife's boss.

Do you like Pina Coladas?

Reddit user B1azfasnobch met a married woman while he was on vacation in Myrtle Beach. One drink turned into two and before they knew it, they were in a hot and heavy affair. It lasted for two years before both parties went their separate ways.

Riding the tricycle is a dangerous game.

Reddit user sloppyjoe218 began having threesomes with his wife and a fellow female colleague. It didn't take long before the two of them started hooking up — without the wife. Somehow, she was able to forgive him and move on.

Texting is hardly ever harmless and rarely innoncent.

"While still at work we are texting back and forth, she’s telling me things she’s could never say at work because of the environment and so on. A little into the conversation she implies something sexual and all of a sudden we are full out sexting one another." - Reddit u/weeeeeaa

Misery loves company.

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Reddit user PacMan8122 was unhappy in his marriage and traveling for work. One night, he met a fellow traveler staying at the same hotel. They bonded over their mutually unhappy situation and kept their love affair going for nearly two years.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

In order to help bring in a little extra money, Redditor Shesnotintothistrack got a job as a driver for a rideshare program. One night, he was taking an exotic dancer home when she showed him her breasts, unsolicited. That night, they had sex and continued to hook up for the next three months.

Curiosity killed the cat.

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Reddit user MDoc84 was feeling horny and curious and decided to go on Tinder while his girlfriend was out of town. He matched with a woman about an hour away, drove to her house, and had sex. Later on, the Tinder girl found him on Facebook.

The universe has a way of showing you who you're meant to be with.

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In an effort to turn their life around, Reddit user mark_wooten joined a gym and fell in love with his fitness instructor. They've now been together for 16 years and have three children together.

Kids have a way of complicating things.

"My dad cheated on my mom after my older sister was born. It was rocky for my parents for a few years after that, but ultimately my mom forgave him and they eventually had me." - Reddit u/Own-Reputation-3956

h/t: Reddit