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After the Affair Chapter Summary & Analysis - Epilogue - Revealing the Secret: Truth and Consequences Summary

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Epilogue - Revealing the Secret: Truth and Consequences Summary and Analysis

The epilogue is not present in all editions of the text; it is a brief section, about the same length as chapter 9, and investigates the single question often contemplated by an unfaithful partner—should a hidden affair be revealed to the ignorant hurt partner? The epilogue lists a few disadvantages in purposefully exposing the affair—the reality may irremediably crush the hurt partner's spirit or may create an obsessional focus on the affair, which excludes future partnership development. With very limited exceptions, however, the text argues that full disclosure is a mandatory requirement of meaningful partnership in a continuing marriage. Four advantages to purposeful disclosure are noted: telling the truth is better than accidental discovery; telling the truth may increase the chances of staying faithful in the future; telling...

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