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Once upon a time a bad boy, (trucker) with bad boy toys (motorcycle) and bad boy friends, (thugs on motorcycle) moved across the street from me. That fact that he qualified for a $600,000.00 mortgage was enough to send me over the good girl cliff. Every time I heard his big rig return home from a haul, I was so excited that you would have thought he was coming home to me. On the weekends that I heard a motorcycle’s motor revving, I would stop what I was doing in the house and go outside to water my lawn. Needless, to say, every old woman and young girl within a one block radius ran outside to water their lawn also. The neighborhood looked like a garden club meets motorcycle club convention. It was comical, we ladies would wave hello to each other with our water hose in hand while surreptitiously glancing across the street looking at the bad boys, smoking blunts, leaning back on their hogs and listening to music.

After a few months of this not so harmless fantasy I begin to seriously wonder what I would do with the man across the street if opportunity presented itself. Would I find myself in an entanglement like Jada? I had finally answered the age-old question can you be in love with your husband, wife, partner, and cheat on them. The simple answer is yes, but…it is a slippery slope that could lead to ruining a relationship that was worth keeping. While it may have been a fun ride, (a ride where you looked like you were, rode hard and put away wet) I doubt if my feelings would not have tried to get involved, and before I knew it, I would have been dab in the middle of an entanglement. Luckily for me the housing crisis of 2008 hit, and my bad boy lost his house, saving my relationship, and I’m sure a few other relationships on our street.

Can you cheat on the one you love? Can you cheat without developing a connection with the other person? Is the sexual act worst than the betrayal of trust?

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