It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is no marriage without marriage problems even if the partners truly love each other.
Infidelity, Spouse, Gender differences, Coping, Religious population Subject Categories Family, Life Course, and Society Social and Behavioral Sciences Sociology Abstract Infidelity is one of the most common presenting problems for marriage and family therapists yet few studies have documented the severity of the impact of infidelity on the offended spouse.
Therapists who specialize in the treatment of infidelity use a trauma paradigm to treat individuals and couples affected by infidelity, yet there has been little research to support the assumption that offended spouses are traumatized after learning about the affair. In this qualitative study each participant describes their spouses infidelity and its aftermath as the most or one of the most traumatic and difficult events of their lifetime.
Both men and women perceived the infidelity as an abandonment of them as a marital partner. But women with children living at home perceived it not just an abandonment of them, but also an abandonment of their children.
This study focused specifically on a religious population and found these individuals report that positive religious coping helped most survive the crisis. The greatest exceptions to this were the three Catholic participants. Catholic participants reported their faith to be invaluable in coping with the infidelity, but consistently reported not feeling supported by the Church itself.
Coping responses were similar for men and women. Responses included the importance of friends and family, caring for children, faith and individual professional counseling. Men also commented that though traumatic they looked back on the experience as a growth experience.
This study, though small and preliminary, points out the traumatic, life changing impact of the discovery of infidelity on the offended partner, with more prolonged effects on women. Access Surface provides description only. Full text is available to ProQuest subscribers.
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Infidelity Myths. Following are some of the most common myths or faulty beliefs about extramarital affairs and infidelity (Research findings debunking these myths are presented in the next section and throughout this paper).
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There is an intimate relationship between sexuality and emotionality. Men and women, however, tend to approach that relationship from vastly.
3. To seek revenge. In a relationship or a marriage, where the husband is already having an affair the wife thinks it is appropriate to teach husband by having an affair herself. My analysis by gender suggests that men and women follow a slightly different age pattern when it comes to extramarital sex.
Women born in the s and s are more likely than other women to be unfaithful to their spouse, and men born in the s and s have a higher rate than other age groups of men.