"Infidelity is simply defined as the breaking of trust and the keeping of secrets in an intimate partnership." -Rob Weiss, MSW

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Cheaters Keep On Cheating

Being cheated on is a terrible thing. It feels awful to be betrayed, to know that the person you love has been intimate with another person. As horrible as it is, infidelity does not always mean the end of a relationship. You can learn to work through it, move past it and rebuild trust if both of you are fully committed. On the other hand, if your partner keeps doing this to you, it’s probably time to cut and run, and research will back you up on this choice.

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The Tragedy Of Online Infidelity

Along with all of modern technology’s conveniences have come some unexpected negative consequences. People are losing in-person connections and living more online. Some people get obsessed with and even addicted to using devices. For anyone in a committed relationship, online flirting, cheating and affairs are another concern. The action itself can take many different forms, but having an online cheating spouse is universally devastating.

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4 Truths That Can Help Save Your Relationship After An Affair

Affairs are betrayals, and for some people there is no moving on after a partner cheats. However, many other people who discover a partner’s infidelity remain hopeful that they can patch up the marriage or relationship and remain together.

For those who want to make their relationship work following an affair, here are a few truths about cheating that may help rebuild that partnership. (more…)

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Is An “Infidelity Radar” Real?

Is it possible to have a sixth sense about whether total strangers are likely to be unfaithful? A new study from Brigham Young University suggests that our “gut instinct” about potential cheaters, even after observing them for only a brief period, is surprisingly accurate.

The researchers took 51 undergraduates at Florida State University and their significant others and asked them to complete a survey about their history of physical or emotional infidelity. The researchers then videotaped each couple performing a cooperative task in which one partner was blindfolded and the other directed him or her to complete a (more…)

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If You Want To Stay With A Cheating Partner, You’ll Need Strong Self-Esteem

Discovering that your romantic partner has cheated on you can be a huge blow to your self-esteem. It can make you believe that you are no longer attractive, no longer interesting and no longer worth your partner’s time and attention. It can even make you believe that you have failed to be a good boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, and that your actions have driven your partner away. (more…)

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Is Infidelity In Our DNA?

We are taught that monogamy is natural and morally correct and that cheating or having multiple partners is wrong. Some people, including experts in psychology and evolutionary science, argue that monogamy isn’t natural, that it is a learned behavior. Are we pair-bonders? Or are we designed to stray? Among all mammal species, fewer than 10 percent form lifelong partner attachments. It may just be that straying from a partner is in our human DNA. Or is it? (more…)

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Is A Digital Relationship Ruining Your Marriage?

Falling prey to the lure of online flirting is easy to do. It’s like an escape. You get online and go to your favorite chat room or social networking site, maybe even trolling the pages of sites that are designed to set you up for an affair. You flirt with and are adored by men there and you get a confidence boost, a way to bring fantasy into your life and an escape from daily drudgeries. It’s all innocent, right? (more…)

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New Study Uncovers Truths About Jealousy In Men vs. Women

The largest study of its kind, with over 60,000 participants, shows that men and women get jealous over different types of infidelity. Heterosexual men feel more jealous, threatened and upset by a partner’s sexual affair than by an emotional one. The opposite is true for women. Such different responses were not seen in homosexual or bisexual men and women. Infidelity is upsetting on many levels, no matter what kind of betrayal is committed, but the discrepancies between men and women may be explainable through the lens of evolution. (more…)

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Study: Men And Women Respond Differently To Cheating

When you are in a committed relationship, you probably hope that your partner is fully devoted to you both sexually and emotionally. But if the unthinkable happens and your partner strays on some level, how devastated would you be?

A recent study by Chapman University reveals that there are differences in how men and women typically respond to feelings of jealousy or betrayal. These differences relate to how people react if their partner is sexually unfaithful without falling in love with the other person, as opposed to their partner having an emotional bond with someone else but remaining true to them sexually. (more…)

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Sex And The Internet: My Perfect Storm

The Internet is an amazing, powerful tool. It enables people from around the world to connect instantly. It allows vitally important information to be exchanged faster than at any time in human history. Medical records can be accessed and exchanged with a single keystroke. People in far-flung parts of the world can get educated—from the elementary level all the way through graduate school—simply by logging on and doing the work. Bills can be paid, shopping can be done and you can even order a taxi that will show up in less than 10 minutes, all thanks to the Internet.

For me, however, the instantaneous nature of the Internet became the gateway to something that I neither desired nor sought: sex addiction.

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