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Friends in need

Anne (not her real name), a 35-year-old administrator based in Auckland, is telling me about how her seven-year relationship with her current partner began with an emotional affair. “I cheated on my emotionally abusive ex, and the third person I cheated with wasn’t a one-night stand like the previous two,” she explains, adding that the affair with her now-partner consisted of “catching up for food, going to art galleries and gigs,

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