When we start dating or become engaged, we almost always do so because we are interested in the other person, despite the tension between fear and fascination., to start something new and that is according to the experts.
Modern marriage is a shifting goal as culture evolves faster than we can adapt, as technology connects us and distances us from each other, but infidelity has always existed and is a cause why couples separate.
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According to a 2009 study in the United States, the most reported causes of divorce They include a lack of commitment and infidelity, followed by excessive conflict and arguing, marrying too young, financial stress, problems related to domestic violence.
According to psychologists Lișman and Holman (2021), rates of extramarital affairs range between 30 and 60 percent for married men and between 20 and 50 percent for married women, causing pain and suffering, mistrust and uncertainty that often precipitate a breakup.
The experts made a table of the risk factors of infidelity in their work development and validation of the Infidelity Propensity Scale (PTIS), aimed at estimating an individual’s predisposition to unfaithful behavior among married people during a significant period.
One model they found was infidelity posits five motivational domains that drive extramarital relationships and they found that it is the experience of new emotions; lack of emotional satisfaction; being unhappy or perhaps it was the circumstances that make infidelity more likely, such as a prolonged separation.
Or some rules of attitude, if it is known that other couples have extramarital affairs; and revenge for hostility, in retaliation after a partner cheats.
For the cheater, infidelity can be exciting and seductive, conferring feelings of renewal, rejuvenation and joy. Infidelity is a betrayal, but it is not necessarily the end of love; cheating occurs even in happy relationships. The betrayed partner, however, may feel confusion, anger, doubt, pain, and anguish.
Most people are aware of the costs of cheating in a relationship, particularly a marriage. Betrayal can lead to divorce and parental breakdown, and infidelity is a predictor of depression, anxiety, and domestic violence
Men have always been more likely than women to cheat, or at least to report that they have, but researchers have noticed a change in recent years: 16 percent of adults, about 20 percent of men, and 13 percent of women report that Has been intimidated by someone other than his partner when he was in a relationship.
But among adults under 30 who have ever been married, 11 percent of women report cheating, compared to 10 percent of men.
What is infidelity
The line between innocent flirting and romantic betrayal is often elastic, and many couples face conflict because they do not share the same definition of cheating. For some, anything other than intimate contact with another person is acceptable; for others, any attention to a potential rival is inexcusable.
You can be sure after infidelity
When a partner is caught cheating, or confesses it, it is not necessarily the end of the relationship. A key factor that determines whether a relationship can survive is whether or not the affair includes emotional attachment in addition to intimacy. In one survey, 44 percent of men who’d had affairs said it was just about intimacy, but only 11 percent of women reported the same.
The decision to stay in a relationship after infidelity is based on criteria that include finances, family connections, and co-parenting young children. But research also finds that one of the strongest indicators of whether a couple will stay together is the opinions and advice of the aggrieved couple’s friends and family social network.
Somewhat, people who cheated on a partner in a previous relationship are three times more likely to deviate in a future relationship, compared to people who have not been unfaithful before. It has also been found that people who have cheated tend to express hypocrisy about infidelity: They blame their partner’s actions for their own deviation, but they do not take responsibility for their partner’s unfaithful acts.
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