Infidelity

Why Do Cheaters Love Texting?

More than eight billion text messages are sent every day in the United States. That?s over 92,000 texts sent or received every second. Unfortunately, many of those messages may be interpreted as cheating. Texting is immediate contact and instant gratification. It also has become a favorite of those who have difficulty remaining faithful to their significant others. It makes cheating…

Facebook Cheating: Is It Still Going Strong?

As technology has progressed it has enabled new, sneakier methods for cheating on a significant other. First, came cell phones. As these became less expensive and more common, infidelity was easier to start and then discover: one partner noticed an inordinate amount of calls to the same number, dialed it and stumbled on their partner\’s affair. Then, e-mail provided a…

Why Some Women Cheat

It may come as a surprise to some, but according to recent studies, 14% of married women have cheated on their husbands at least once. This is compared to 22% of married men. In other studies, the results are closer to equal, stating that women now cheat as much as men. Why do some women cheat? Many of today?s women…

Where to Start the Repair after an Affair

An affair can greatly damage a marriage, but by being honest and open you can repair the relationship. The first step toward reconciliation requires that both the “cheater” and the “cheatee” commit to wanting to make amends and save the relationship. The next thing they both must do is admit that the affair happened. Ignoring it and moving on will serve no…

Ten signs your spouse may be cheating on you

You dismiss it as the green-eyed monster in you. You pretend that the puzzling changes in everyday behavior, the evasive answers to questions about where they have been, the muttered phone calls in the other room and the new clothes don?t mean anything. But maybe they do. Can your spouse really cheating on you? No one wants to believe that…

Is Cheating on Facebook Still Cheating?

by Nancy Travers,LCSW It used to be that cheating on your spouse meant engaging in physical activity with another person. But now cheating can be defined by engaging in emotionally-charged wall posts and instant messages with old flames or new interests via Facebook. These cyber endeavors can take you away from your spouse emotionally and they are just as dangerous…

Is "Sexting" Cheating? Is it Inappropriate or Bad Behavior?

by Nancy Travers,LCSW If you think that sexting another individual when you are in a committed relationship is purely an innocent act, read this before you hit the send button. What exactly is “sexting?” This term is classified as dirty texting, which is increasing in popularity in our culture. It certainly makes straying away from your significant other easier, but…

Why Do Men Cheat on Business Trips?

by Nancy Travers,LCSW It is not uncommon for a woman to worry about what her husband is doing while he is away from the home, especially when he is away for extended periods of time. Pop culture has no qualms about depicting a cheating husband to create a strong, independent heroine. The media coverage of recent scandals certainly hasn’t put…

Women in Power: Where are the Scandals?

by Nancy Travers,LCSW Political scandals with racy details and sexual deviance aren’t a new topic these days. There’s enough relationship drama in politics to fulfill everyone’s need for soap opera style drama. Anthony Weiner has revealed himself via Twitter. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a love child. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, was charged with sexually assaulting a hotel…

Ending a Relationship After Infidelity

by Nancy Travers,LCSW Infidelity is an unfortunate occurrence that strikes too many modern relationships. Cheating in any relationship can be devastating for both partners; both the person committing the infidelity and the person betrayed can be strongly affected by the after-effects of breaking the relationship’s trust. Once infidelity occurs, it is up to both partners to decide whether or not…

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