Recent studies reveal that 45-55% of married women and 50-60% of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their relationship (Atwood & Schwartz, 2002 – Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy).
Wow! Pretty high numbers, but I would bet the numbers are actually higher. How many people were honest when it really came down to it?
“90% percent of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong.”
“61% of Americans thought adultery should not be a crime in the United States.”
Image Source: asktheinternettherapist.com
Cheating comes in many forms, but the increase and near acceptance of on-line affairs is astounding. SurvivingInfidelity.com – a website devoted to helping couples manage the rough waters after an affair, says,
“In order to understand the increased incidence of Internet infidelity, researches have examined three key components that comprise the chemistry of an Internet affair – anonymity, convenience, and escape. What starts off as a simple email exchange or an innocent chat room encounter can quickly escalate into an intense and passionate Internet affair, often leading to secret phone calls and orchestrated real life encounters. The more communication that occurs, it has been shown, the more likely there is for an actual real life encounter.”