Seeing the partner more than you have a personal note, she really looks sweet and interesting.Truth be known, I politely declined covering the period.To top it all, Japanese culture makes a clear distinction between a childless woman and a mother.
Her close circle of friends might know about her affair, but she really cannot let anyone else, such as colleagues or her family, know.
She is alone most of the time and spends it waiting: waiting for her married lover to call, to come meet her, to share some precious time together.
Perhaps the best advice you can give someone about having a relationship with a married man is telling her not to even start. As my friend Jenna* told me, "You can't help who you fall in love with.
The love of your life just might be a married man." Being part of any couple can be challenging and unpredictable, as we all know.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.