The global coronavirus pandemic has caused devastation for many, but one family is facing a rather unique problem during this time of uncertainty.
An unnamed man has shared his dilemma after his wife asked if her lover could move in with them during lockdown.
The husband revealed all in a letter to an advice columnist, asking for help with the issue.
Writing to Slate.com’s How to Do It column, the man explained how he and his wife have been living a ‘hot wife’ lifestyle for the last five years, meaning he’s been encouraging her to sleep with other men – and watching them do the deed.
This arrangement had been working well for the pair – until she stopped having sexual encounters with lots of other people and just started getting into bed with one other man.
His wife and a man known as Jay have been involved for two years now and Jay is also married.
The husband is convinced their relationship has progressed to more than just sex and is concerned about what is going to happen if he moves in with them.
His letter says: “My wife has suggested that we let Jay move in with us until next summer so that he can take care of our kids as he works from our home; it would be free, the kids love him, he’s handy around the house, and we both trust him completely.
“She told me she broached the subject with him, and he said he would be happy to, and his wife green-lighted it as well.
“I’m not sure what to do.”
He continued: “My interest in hot-wifing is strictly sexual, but I think my wife and Jay are basically in a polyamorous relationship. I don’t feel as if our marriage is threatened, and I don’t think Jay or my wife have any intentions to break up our home or his.
“However, I do believe their relationship is much more than sexual now. But is there anything wrong given I don’t believe it will change the status of our relationship?
“Is moving in a man I am pretty sure my wife also loves a good idea even if it gives me sexual gratification?”
The columnists seem pretty concerned by the man’s letter, highlighting a few “red flags” and suggesting the family moving Jay in for child care is “exploitative”.
They add: “There’s a chance this could work out well for everyone, but there’s a bigger chance it could explode in everyone’s faces, and in a way that affects the kids, to boot.
“I think much more communication and clarity is needed before taking such a life-altering step and moving Jay in.”
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