Cheating or Infidelity in Relationships

Such phenomena such as cheating or infidelity have long existed in various societies where traditions about sexual relations are established. They have different forms–sexual, emotional and even online. The fact of infidelity violates promises and agreements between partners and leads toa loss of trust. Some couples allow such a relationship or forgive maintaining a partnership. Despite differing opinions about infidelity, they are most essential of the destabilization factors for couples.

Research on infidelity is complicatedby the fact that such esxperiences are usually kept secret. Most studies have shownsimilar statistics, according to which is about 16-17% of people who cheat on their partners. For a relatively long period of time since the 1990’s, only the gender ratio changes in percentage–the number of unfaithful women increasing, and the number of men decreasing. This fact is a logical consequence of gender equality, but the general process of unfaithful partners impressed me while writing this blog.

People who have experienced partner infidelity or deserved it in other people’s relationships often wonder whether such a situation could be predicted. Among the studied risks are low satisfaction with relationships, personal qualities as a desire for independence, and many others. Added to the predictors is a paradox combination in a person that’s attached the efforts of being single.

In conclusion, infidelity in a romantic relationship usually leads to the partnership’s destruction. The problem is widely discussed in the media presented in culture through films, books and other sources. Such coverage of the topic gives the impression of widespread cheating, but studies have shown that their number is less than 20%. Many factors and aspects serve as predictors of infidelity, but they are difficult to notice due to trust and romantic attachments.

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