Coming to Grips With Infidelity

Again, a lot of research has been done on the topic of human sexuality, especially infidelity.

woman confused in bedUnfortunately, most of the evidence indicates being faithful to a single romantic partner over the course of one’s lifetime is difficult to do (see Buss; Barash & Lipton; Ridley).

And while not everyone will stray, it is estimated that 30 to 60% of husbands and wives will cheat on a spouse at least once during the course of their marriage (see stats about infidelity).

To understand and come to grips with infidelity, it helps to examine the following questions in detail:

  • How do people make decisions about their sexual behavior?
  • What is the role of will power or self-control when it comes to infidelity?
  • What motivates our sex drive?
  • What makes it so difficult for men and women to be faithful?
  • Why do people cheat, but then expect or demand that their partners be faithful?
  • Why are some men and women more likely to cheat than others?
  • What can be done to prevent infidelity?

Again, answers to these questions and links to other useful websites are provided on the pages that follow...