He took his wife to lunch to tell her about the affair because he assumed she wouldn’t make a scene in public. She was too stunned to react. Later, she wouldn’t remember how she got home that day, or what they had said during that last meal together as a married couple. When she was finally able to think about it, she realized that their circle of friends had known about it before she did. In retrospect, there had been hints and clues that she was too naďve to pick up on. Then it was too late.