1. (also referred to as cheating, adultery, or having an affair) is the subjective feeling that one’s partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms.
An amazing 60% of men – and 40% of women will have at least one extramarital affair.
The Kinsey Report in the 1940s and 1950s showed that by the age 40, 50% of the men had had an extramarital affair.
The Kinsey Report showed that by the age 40, 26% of married men had had an extramarital affair.
The Hite Report on Male Sexuality of 1980 found that 72% of men married two years or more had had an extramarital affair.
The Shere Hite’s 1987 survey of women found that 70% of women married five years or more had had an extramarital affair.
People who have affairs are more likely to divorce as commitment is not their strong point.
Of those who divorce as the result of an affair – 80% later regret their decision.
Approximately 15% of women and 25% of men have more than four affairs during their married lives.
Fewer than 10% of people having affairs divorce their spouse and marry their lover (of which 75% of these marriages end in divorce).
When a marriage survives an affair, it takes between one and three years to recover.
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