Annotated Bibliography on Infidelity

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Annotated Bibliography
Carnes, Patrick. “Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction” Minneapolis: CompCare, 1983. Patrick Carnes’ book offers a real life look at the problem of sexual addiction. He used the past experiences of others to write a book detailing the causes and effects of sexual addiction. Carnes explains how sexual addiction is a huge problem to all involved, not just the “offender”. He also explains how the addiction is a problem just like any other addictions. The book describes the danger of addictions to humans by stating, “Because our sexuality is one of our most fundamental life processes, sexual compulsiveness is extremely threatening to all of us”(Carnes page 5). Carnes uses fictionalized
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Web. 5 Feb. 2014. In Othniel Seiden’s article, he discusses some of the “reasons” for infidelity. He lists twenty reasons that people have given as to why they have cheated on a spouse or significant other. Seiden goes on to say that many people have unrealistic views or expectations on a marriage and states, “Romance novels, movies, TV shows, may give couples a false sense of what marriage is all about”. (Seiden) This article also discusses the common differing reasons women and men cheat. Seiden’s article tells many reasons people would commit adultery. The article is very informative on how marriages work and what one needs to do to help keep their spousal relationship alive. Many people believe that affairs are strictly physical, but affairs come in many forms. This article illustrates the different types and what can be done to try and avoid them. It will also be used to help interpret what one would need to do to prevent the distasteful human action of infidelity. It will also be used to show the differences between the types of affairs. The author’s conclusions are interesting and will make valuable points in a research paper.
University of Montreal. "Infidelity Dissected: New Research On Why People Cheat." ScienceDaily. 13 September 2008. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. The University of Montreal performed four different studies to help prove the assumption that people with evident
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