On a more frivolous note, I've been enlightened.
Apparently the reason there is no shortage of propositions for illicit affairs from men who are married or otherwise committed, be they CEOs, Excellencies, Colleagues, even Friends, is that I come across as too strong to want to be in a relationship, and too independent to 'need anyone'.
Whatever the 'reason', it is insulting. And degrading. And disheartening. The irony is that I don't feel strong, but when there's no one to lean on, or hide behind, you learn to be independent.
Their lack of integrity is disappointing. Their conceit, arrogance, and sense of entitlement is disgusting. Unfortunately in this little bubble just the fact that I'm a target for these creeps is enough to cast me in the role of 'the other woman'.
And that is beyond insulting. I was once the bride, the wife, the one who believed in the promises, trusted the commitment, had expectations, made plans, and spent years living a life that turned out to be a lie.
They want you soft but make you hard, from the outside in. So the insults don't breach the walls, but then, nothing else does either.