To Cheat or Not to Cheat


Life coach, Rumpus columnist, and novelist Rick Moody lends his ear to those at the crossroads of love over at Lit Hub. This week, he addresses the unfaithful:

And: what we’re talking about, here, really, is intimacy. In order for someone in a relationship to be especially intimate with you, he (or she) has to be less intimate with someone else. There’s only a fixed amount of intimacy available in the world, the brittle, noble, painful, moving, awesome thing that is intimacy between people, in which people allow themselves to be known.

David lives in central Ohio and works for a sports newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Nervous Breakdown and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. More from this author →