Infidelity Of A Married Person Cheats On Their Spouse By Having Some Type Of Sexual Relations

1869 Words Mar 2nd, 2015 8 Pages
Mara McGee
Mrs. Wallace
English 12-3A
1 February 2015
Infidelity
Infidelity is when a married person cheats on their spouse by having some type of sexual relations with someone other than their spouse. There are tons of names for it such as: affair, adultery, fling, flirtation, liaison, or involvement. In America approximately “30-60% of all married individuals will engage in infidelity at some point of their marriage” (Facts and Statistics Paragraph 1). Infidelity is almost never discovered, even if it lasts for months or years. Infidelity strains marriages and could be detrimental to families.
Infidelity or adultery is a major deal because of how it affects everyone around them. People are likely to cheat if they feel as though something is missing in their life or marriage. Seventeen percent of divorces are because of infidelity. In twenty-one states it is actually illegal to commit adultery; it could result in either jail time or fines (Jolie Lee). It could also play a major role in the way alimony is granted in the court. In many states, including Texas, the person who committed adultery could be given less of the property when it is Divided. However, it is not usually used for deciding their ability to take care of children; so even if someone cheated, their right to have custody and take care of their child is not taken away. Even though infidelity is only illegal in some states, if someone is involved with a person that is already married they could be sued. The…

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