One of my friends told me that her husband had a secret child, the same age as her oldest. She had known about it for years, but this summer her children found out.
"What are men thinking?" said another friend when she heard this. "A woman I know was holding her husband's hand in the hospital before a dangerous operation. The doctors had told him that if the operation were not successful, he could become a vegetable or die. He was about to be wheeled away when he squeezed her hand, pressed a piece of paper into it, and said, 'If I die, please take care of my other family.'
"The thing is, he lived and was fine. So now he says, 'Why can't you just forget it? Let's just go back as we were before!'"