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

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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…show more content…
This is allowed in 7 states Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. They could file for a lawsuit, calling it ‘alienation of affection’. In some cases people have walked away with as much as $1 Million (Drash). When a man cheats the woman who was involved is often referred to as ‘the other woman’ or ‘home-wrecker’ even if the woman had no clue that the man was married. The man is usually not blamed. People use the famous saying ‘boys will be boys’, meaning the boy cannot be responsible because it is the womans place to say no and to keep them in line. In several religions it is frowned upon to have more than one spouse, or to cheat. The christian faith is extremely against adultery. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). Which is one of the Ten Commandments that christians are to follow. It is also stated that anyone who even looks at another with lust in their eyes has committed adultery in their hearts and is just as guilty in the eyes of the Lord. (Matthew 5:28). However in Islam it is actually encouraged for the man to have more than one wife. “Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye dear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess” (Quran 4:3). As long as a man can provide for each of the woman financially and no one is
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