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What Counts as 'Cheating' in Marriage? Emotional Infidelity in a National Sample

If a married person has a secret relationship, is it an affair if it doesn’t involve sex or even any physical contact? If such a relationship involved only emotional intimacy, is it “cheating?” Most Americans say yes. In a national sample of 2,000 U.S. adults,1 76% felt that a married person having a secret emotional relationship in real life constituted a form of infidelity; 72% of the participants asserted that an online secret emotional relationship would also constitute infidelity. Thus, neither sexual desire nor sexual contact are prerequisites for infidelity.  Read More

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