What happens when a woman is married and yet falls for her boss?

Geetika Gupta
Married woman cheats

(Names changed to protect identities)

Nikhil and Arundhati completed three happy years of their marriage. Arundhati wasn’t really happy with the marriage proposal but gave in trusting her parents’ choice. Everything turned out to be perfect, beyond her imagination.

The perfect husband

He never said ‘No’ to her, ever. He was always supportive of everything Arundhati wanted to do. Both of them worked all day and got back together in the evenings.

They had a cook. Nikhil would make their morning teas and wake her up with a smile. They were the best part of her day… every day.

making tea

Then she met him

Arundhati often got late from work or had dinner plans with office colleagues or movie plans late night and Nikhil never asked a single question. He knew her well and trusted her. Arundhati respected him for it. During those days, Arundhati got close to a guy in her office. He was her boss, Dhiraj. He was younger than her, a decent man. They had meaningful conversations every time they had time to themselves. Office desks, cafeterias, evening coffee and sometimes, even dinners… they never let any opportunity go.

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He had a girlfriend and Arundhati was a married woman, and yet neither of them could control whatever was going on between them.

When Arundhati was home, she felt guilty. She couldn’t make eye contact with her husband. And the thing that killed her was that he never doubted her… he was never suspicious about anything. Arundhati, sometimes, exchanged texts with her boss late in the evenings, lying by Nikhil’s side and yet he never raised an eyebrow.

An invisible line they never crossed

When Nikhil went out of town for work, Arundhati went to Dhiraj’s. They spent the whole night together… talking, watching movies, sitting in each other’s arms and finding comfort in each other’s company. They exchanged a kiss here and there and hugged quite often but there was nothing beyond that. There were countless nights that Arundhati spent at his apartment but they never really slept together. Neither of them wanted that. Dhiraj was happy with anything that made her happy and never did anything that made her uncomfortable.

watching tv together

Both of them loved their partners but couldn’t resist each other at the same time.

Maybe it was the way they clicked or the emotional connection that Arundhati felt with him or the way she smiled and laughed when he was around. He made her believe in books and blogs and fairy tales. They shared their wildest fantasies and yet had a similar value system. It was like an inexplicable bond that Arundhati shared with him. Arundhati never felt this acquainted with anyone in her life, not even her husband and it felt so comforting that she couldn’t express those emotions in words.

It felt like a once in a lifetime kind of bond, something not many people in the world get to experience. He became the food for her soul and the only answer to all her woes.

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Real life intrudes

Arundhati knew what she had in her heart was not right. On the other hand, Nikhil and she were planning to start their family. It wasn’t fair to do this to him. She couldn’t become a mother and have an affair with another man! This was too much to handle.
affair - cheating

More than that, the everyday guilt was killing her, her conscience wasn’t ready to take it anymore.

And that is why Arundhati had to put an end to it. She tried distancing herself from Dhiraj but it just wasn’t possible to stay away from someone with whom she worked all day.

couple get separated

Arundhati resigned. Dhiraj was shocked, but he knew what she was going through. Arundhati couldn’t do it anymore to her husband. And it was good for both of them to stay apart and that was only possible if she quit her job.

She’d never felt that way before but they couldn’t continue. Now she only had memories to last a lifetime.

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Karma July 15, 2019 - 9:31 pm

Had they not planned family, she would have continued affair shamelessly. People like her deserve only womenizers as husband but not like Nikhil who was such loving husband. Then only she realizes value. All cheaters thrive on the saying “Ghar Ki Chor Ko even God can’t catch”. Cheaters are like parasites or worms in the stool , they stick to the marriage but shamelessly do cheating. But this world is a globe, whatever you throw will come back to u. She has thrown dirt, it is a matter of time, it will catch-up with her.How and when is a matter of destiny. People like her can realize value of her husband when they suffer for what she did.

John June 16, 2018 - 10:22 pm

I would say, even an emotional cheat and betrayal is a punishable offence by moral. Nikhil, if would have known about this would have had catastrophic outcomes. But surely in this case Nikhil is a looser may whatever be the outcome. To be honest marrying nikhil was her decision and dating dhiraj with full conciousness after marriage is a sin. Nikhil gave 100% to this relationship as per the story narrated above but arundhati could never control her dreamy desires. We all should be very conscious of each other once we take the big leap of relation know as marriage. Many families and many relationships have been destroyed because of such immaturities. Some may even have extended impacts on their kids. I would request people like Dhiraj and Arundhati to not fall in for such relations because sub consciously you are destroying equilibrium in many lives

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SHYAM MALLELA October 9, 2017 - 11:43 pm

I am glad she was in senses and put an end to it.It may be difficult but time will help her get over it.
I am confident she would shower all the love towards her husband too in coming days and years,

Abhi October 9, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Very very very disturbing story. Felt really very sorry for nikhil, the innocent soul. All that happened beyond his trust and the wife comes out clean at her own convenience. The real looser is nikhil because of his honesty. He deserve to know the truth. Sometimes fail to understand despite of a good married life what women want.

Akshata October 9, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Really not sure why people behave so “pious and holier than thou” like this. Are these two seriously telling me they have never looked or felt attracted to anyone else other than their husbands that is if they are married. Are we humans or machines that you should feel only one thing that has been programmed? There is no prediction of human nature and feelings are something that no control whatsoever. You are lucky if you meet the one who is your life and soul partner. These two people in the story met and it was kind of fate for the time they spent together. But in the end they decided to part ways and keep their boundary. Let’s not judge them for being humans. Whether you want to admit or not but all of us have cheated in some way or the other but don’t have the guts to acknowledge or admit. No one is perfect, neither are humans or the society we live in.

sham July 21, 2019 - 12:45 pm

completely true. it just happened to me 2. I always thought it’s impossible for me to be attracted to anyone but my body shivers when he’s passing by. never felt like this before.

Yours Forever October 4, 2017 - 6:18 pm

This nothing but a cheating to their respective partners. One is cheating with her husband and another one is cheating with a girlfriend who can be his wife in future. I really do not understand, why these websites glorify such stories?

Sawmya October 4, 2017 - 7:34 am

My heart really goes out to Nikhil…Iam also a woman…How can woman think of another one when she have such a caring loving husband???even though this story had a happy ending…I genuinely think that Nikhil deserves a 4woman who value his goodness and love him madly….. But what 2 do….I hope that this lady really concentrates in her married life rather than thinking of her boyfriend Deeraj. She might b with Nikhil physically…but if her mind is somewhere..its really cruel….

RA July 15, 2019 - 6:01 pm

In this world anything given in free has no value. She proved that husband trust has no value. Emotional cheating continued as per her convenience. People who can’t commit to honesty, loyalty and integrity not to go for normal marriage. Better to go For open marriage. Each partner can sleep with anyone outside no problems or else be single and enjoy. Here two cheaters meeting on the back of respective partners and enjoying at the cost of their trust. Nikhil definitely doesn’t deserve this kind of wife. Grass is greener always on otherside. When u reach otherside, somewhere else is greener. She is a cheater and coward. In life there will be tempting and challenging situations. It is a test for ones integrity and commitment to the spouse. Thief has reasons to do thefts. Murderer has reasons to do murder. So as a cheater has reasons to cheat.

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