“There was probably a huge adrenaline rush in the danger of having the other woman right there in the house. Imagine the close calls!” author of Crazy Little Thing: How Sex And Love Drives Us Mad, Liz Langley, tells us, adding, “I would think that would be like crack if you’re a risk taker!”
“It is so dangerous and so sneaky, it is the height of infidelity. She stayed in his house and knew his wife and family intimately. The more danger, the more excitement and this guy is addicted to danger situations like this,” she explains, adding, “If he no longer takes steroids, he has to make his own in the kind of drama he creates.”
We’re still baffled by Arnold’s choice of mistress — she’s objectively far less attractive than his wife, but Dr. Carle says sexiness doesn’t play a role in an affair like this.
“Attractiveness has no bearing on any of this. It’s not about attraction, its about danger. Its about not getting caught,” she tells us. “It’s a big, dark secret he was able to keep for so many years.”
Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Amanda Chen
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