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The state of extramarital affairs

Just as the stigma of cheating fades away, opportunities to stray have multiplied — and so have the chances of getting caught.

ADULTERY IS STILL TECHNICALLY A CRIME in Massachusetts, though a case hasn’t been pursued in decades. So perhaps it is fitting that it is in the Reading Police Station where a small cadre of husbands and wives is meeting tonight, to unpack heartache over cheating spouses.

Whom they still love.

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