Kim France knows the pain of being in an unhappy marriage.
She also knows what it's like to be the partner who embarks on an affair. A "can-opener affair" to be exact.
It's a classic tale, France and her husband met and fell in love while in college, and then married in the early 2000s.
At the time of marrying, France was also at the height of her magazine career, being the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine in Manhattan, published by Condé Nast. Though she tells Mia Freedman on Mamamia's podcast No Filter that her decision to get married at this time wasn't exactly for romantic reasons.
"I was 37 and felt I had to really just fit the script that I was following at the time. Condé Nast felt like a company that really liked married couples with children. They wanted their editors to be a certain way. So I think I felt more pressure to fit in with that," France explains.
Four years into the marriage, however, they were getting divorced.
From the outside things may have looked fine. They were each doing well in their respective careers and lived in a beautiful home. But things were far from idyllic.
"I was going through a very deep depression. I realised a lot of why I was unhappy was because I had married the wrong person. We were not happy together," says France.
She was also getting treatment for breast cancer during a period of the marriage, and work stresses were piling up. France wrote as well that amid getting radiation treatment, her husband was away and she didn't feel supported.