It had occurred to them that Daniel might meet someone, but he did not end up speaking to anyone to whom he felt a strong attraction. More stock photos from Liquoricelegs ' portfolio. After a few months of sweet, sad instant-message exchanges, they agreed that they would not be able to see each other again any time soon — and that it might be less painful, especially for her, to break off the steady communication.
By Susan Dominus.
But even as marriage rates have declined in this country, the institution has retained a seductive status for Americans. The theory of nonmonogamy is easier than the practice. Susan did not feel it detracted from the strength of their relationship when she started seeing someone who is, like her, an immigrant from Kenya.
Their understanding had made it possible for him to have that weekend away, for which he was enormously grateful. But Daniel is a softhearted bear of a man, affectionate and affection-seeking, someone who entered marriage expecting, if not everlasting passion, at least an enduring physical connection.