Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress

ABOUT Megan Van Eyck

Megan van Eyck
Thank you for checking out Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress-my true life account of a five year long extra-marital love affair that ended when my lover died from Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder.

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Megan van Eyck is your average suburban mom with a good husband, two beautiful kids, and a nice home. A plane ride to Hawaii leaves her seated next to Carlos, an attractive older married man. Phone numbers are exchanged and with one phone call, a five year long love affair was born. Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress is is more than a book about the seduction and escape associated with an illicit affair. It’s a personal account of the ins and outs of mistresshood; about being the other woman and the demands involved in leading two separate lives. It’s also a personal story about growing up with a mentally ill mother and a father whose ever-revolving series of girlfriends and wives served as a model for how van Eyck should be with men. But more than anything, it is a story about love.The dynamics are powerful, messy, and even dangerous, but for van Eyck, ending the affair isn’t an option. Their adulterous love is the truest love she has ever known. But in the end, when Carlos is diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder, van Eyck is hit with two hard truths: mistresses are always outsiders and sometimes all the love a person has to give isn’t enough to save a life.

Many people believe that infidelity is only about sex: two people, one hotel room, and a few hours to spare. And Megan van Eyck's extramarital affair began just like that, with lusty hours spent between hotel sheets. But within a few months van Eyck realized she had found what she and her lover did not know they were both looking for: true love. Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress offers an honest look behind closed doors. It is a forthcoming, sometimes steamy, account of both the passion and the heartbreak associated with being a mistress; about the futility of sharing a love while not sharing a life. Van Eyck is reflective as she addresses her compelling and unusual personal history, which made being the other woman an acceptable option. She makes no excuses for herself, her mistakes, or her betrayal of her husband as she recklessly pursues love. She wants everything, unabashedly. But her priorities shift when Carlos, her lover, is diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder. Her concerns shift for hoping for a life with him to hoping that he'll be able to live through treatment for this rare and incurable disease. In the end, van Eyck must not only come to terms with her loss, mistakes and regrets, she must come to terms with herself. Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress is must read for anyone that has struggled with love, intimacy or self-acceptance. Memoirs of a Widowed Mistress will captivate supporters, surprise critics and change the perspective of those that have ever considered having an affair