In the rather standard case of Dottie and Stan, discovering his adultery, she left him.
She went to a friend’s house, then to another friend, then rented her own flat. She had the traumatic encounter when she and some friends went to take her things from the flat she’d lived with Stan.
She was a mess for a long time.
The place she rented was horrible. She moved. Then moved again. She had no life.
In a strange way, neither did Stan, for when Dottie left him it wasn’t a month before Slutina moved on.
This is common.
Women who go after married men dump them when they are no longer married.
The philosophy is rather simple.