The woman who is in love with a married man lives a life that, for the most part, is shrouded in secrecy.Her close circle of friends might know about her affair, but she really cannot let anyone else, such as colleagues or her family, know.Related: Katie Couric Breaks Silence On Lauer Scandal Recounting the tryst to , but remembers Lauer keeping more of a professional distance — until she accepted a job in West Virginia.One morning on June 8, the then-24-year-old received a message from Lauer on the company's instant messaging system out of the blue.
She agreed, and says the two had a consensual encounter.She told the reporter they were just friends, and later emailed Lauer about it — she says he responded by completely ghosting her.Over the next decade, Zinone enlisted in the army and landed a job at , but her history with Lauer went on to impact her career trajectory and her confidence.The love of your life just might be a married man." Being part of any couple can be challenging and unpredictable, as we all know.But when the man with whom you're involved is part of another couple, someone else's husband, then the challenge and unpredictability can make your life a messy, unhappy waiting game that you will rarely win.Addie Zinone worked as a production assistant on NBC's back in 1999, where she expected to work toward her dream job of being an on-air journalist like Katie Couric.What she got instead was a string of confusing workplace hookups with the accused daytime philanderer that went on to negatively impact her career, as well as her mental health.Whether or not they have children is a moot point; he will always feel as if he has to be a husband to her and take care of the marriage, whether he truly loves her or not. While he is more than willing to be your lover and to bring you gifts, he is not about to have you meet his friends and risk having his family find out about you. No matter how nice a guy he is, you are a temporary diversion for him. Stealing hours from work or home to have sex is exciting, and you may mistake his libido-driven passion for undying love. The game soon becomes a chore for him, and romantic interludes are just one more thing he "has to do." 4. Less than 5 percent of men leave their wives for the woman with whom they are having an affair.Their life together includes friendships and a social network that is shared and comfortable for him. Whether it is because of all the legal and financial problems attached to divorce, religious beliefs or the fact that they have become comfortable with their marriage the way it is -- or even because they still have a certain affection for their wives, men rarely end up with the other woman.Photos: 12 Celebs Exposed For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Zinone remembers being unable to concentrate once she got back to her desk.After sending Lauer a message, he is said to have replied "meet me" right away.