In this kind of triangle with two men and a woman, there are instances when the two men fight over the woman.This kind of drama is amusing only because if they know how connected they both are and how much they have in common they might realize that it would be more profitable for both of them to have a conversation together about the whole thing in a coffee shop or something.
The ‘other man’ gets painfully left out, not yet knowing that is the best thing that could happen to him.
By the way, when people say they are afraid of intimacy think ‘exposure’ to what they themselves have difficulty accepting in themselves.
Most people I’ve met who are afraid of intimacy, lose the fear when they accept and feel better about themselves.
Personally, I think most if not all married people know on some level if a spouse is cheating, but that’s just my belief.
Anyway, the married man like his supposed competition is afraid of a deeper intimacy as well. His willingness to live in a limited marital relationship thinly disguises this fear of deeper love and intimacy.