Most people I’ve met who are afraid of intimacy, lose the fear when they accept and feel better about themselves.
The question is whether or not the married man will fix this intimacy issue with this wife.
If you love a married woman and you’re in a love relationship with her, read this post.
You are engaged in what is commonly thought of as a ‘triangle.’ Triangles are rough on the heart.
Anyway, the married man like his supposed competition is afraid of a deeper intimacy as well. His willingness to live in a limited marital relationship thinly disguises this fear of deeper love and intimacy.
By the way, when people say they are afraid of intimacy, think ‘exposure’ to what they themselves have difficulty accepting in themselves.
Personally, I think most if not all married people know on some level if a spouse is cheating, but that’s just my belief.
The important thing about the married man is he’s probably coping with his limited marriage by doing something else (work, alcohol, substances, whatever consumes and distracts him).
In some instances he ‘knows’ his wife is cheating on him and looks the other way.
Fundamentally, they are unstable, like three legs on a table.
Something always goes wrong, or at least it should, because triangles usually end up hurting people more than anything else.