There’s a Thai female private detective who has been making the news recently. She specializes in adultery cases. Story here.
I love her quote: “The only man you can trust is a dead one. If they’re still alive, still breathing, then you can’t trust them.”
It’s quite common for Thai men to keep mistresses. Sometimes it’s actually a formal arrangement such as my father-in-law had, in which a ceremony is involved and although not legal, the status of the “minor wife” is recogized by society. (My mother-in-law was his “major wife,” or the main one. He kept two families complete with children in two separate houses.) Sometimes the arrangement is kept completely secret.
The story relates one woman’s experience after seven years of living with a man, then the girl became suspicious that he was seeing someone else and tracked down the “other woman” only to find out that that was his actual wife and, to her surprise, she’d been the other woman the whole time.
But the detective also has some male clients wanting their cheating wives investigated, so it’s not just a one-way street.