Most men cheat on their wives to have mistresses. My father cheated on my mother to have a happy family. I felt sorry for him, and in one sense took it upon myself to fill the empty spaces in his life. I collected his poems, listened to his woes, and helped him choose appropriate gifts, first for my mother and then for the women he fell in love with. He later claimed that most of his relations with these other women were not sexual, that what he yearned for was the feeling they gave him of warmth and approval. Approval!! My parents taught me how deadly that desire could be

(Things I've been Silent About - Azar Nafisi)

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