Adultery & Marital Infidelity


Infidelity is a breach of good faith that applies in a number of contexts. In the context involving a close relationship, infidelity is referred to as cheating, which is 'any violation of the mutually agreed-upon rules or boundaries of a relationship'. It does not require sexual behavior to qualify as infidelity. The definition of what constitutes an act of infidelity varies between and within cultures.


Although the definition of "adultery" seems to differ in nearly every legal system, the common theme is sexual relations outside of marriage, in one form or another, or when one spouse deserts the other for a third person.

Marital Infidelity - The Facts

Another term for marital infidelity is adultery. The facts about marital infidelity (sexual unfaithfulness to a spouse) are astounding. Polls show that although 90% of married people disapprove of extramarital relationships, statistics from a national survey indicate that 15% of wives and 25% of husbands have experienced extramarital sexual affairs. These numbers increase by 20% when emotional affairs and sexual relationships without intercourse are included. New information suggests that 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some time in their marriage. The New Encyclopedia Britannica reports that, "adultery seems to be as universal and, in some instances, as common as marriage." Whether you've been married for 30 days or 30 years, you're never really immune to an extramarital affair.

Now with the growing influence and availability of the Internet has only made things worse, with as many as one in 10 Internet users reporting that they are addicted to cybersex or other online temptations

Internet infidelity - Online Infidelity is wrecking many relationships

With technology ruling our world it is little wonder that it would enter into areas we never dreamed possible. Ten years ago would you have ever thought it possible to pursue a relationship with someone, or even fall in love, sight unseen? But that is exactly what is happening for too many - over the Internet. And while there is nothing wrong with Internet dating, it takes on a whole new meaning when it comes in the way of an existing relationship.

In fact, Internet Infidelity has actually been cited as a reason for divorce in many cases. It is the sign of a new trend in how online relationships have assumed a new importance in today's world. So is it really harmful?

There are some (mostly the ones indulging in it) who take the point of view that it is harmless - after all you're just having a conversation with someone, nothing more. But is that all there is to it? There are others whose opinion is that as long as you are spending time, sometimes hours, with another individual of the opposite sex, discussing personal details, even flirting or conversing with sexual undertones, as “not” crossing the line. Is this behavior totally innocent?

And just like an alcoholic or a substance abuser who starts with a few drinks or a trial experiment, chatting and emails lead to exchange of photographs, calls and finally meetings. And very soon it has become a full-blown affair. Internet infidelity has crossed geographical boundaries too where those involved have been willing to negotiate distances and contend with secretly meeting without their spouses' knowledge, to take the relationship one step further. The innocent affair has now crossed the marital line to infidelity.

The following are basic indicators that can lead to marital unfaithfulness.

We understand that dealing with the fact your spouse or significant other may be having an affair is both physically and emotional stressful, we promise to be very discreet and diplomatic when working for you to find out the truth. Finding out the “truth” is the key word here. We want to give you peace of mind, and knowing the truth, whether good or bad, will put an end to the stress of “not knowing”. If you find yourself in a situation that requires our services, we are only phone call away (206) 931-4999.

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