Leaving us with the question as to why people cheat? One of the first things that comes to peoples mind when thinking of affairs are all set towards Hollywood rumors about celebrities, when in reality it can happen to anyone; “Affairs can occur in happy marriages as well as in troubled ones. Although the involved spouse may not be getting enough from the marriage, sometimes the involved spouse is not giving enough. Reasons for EMI include low self-esteem, relationship deficits (e.g., lack of affection), or a social context in which infidelity is condoned.” (glass) Even with a non-problematic relationship people can still fall under the pressure of cheating. One factor can include either spouse losing interest. In some certain cases if either a man or women were to be in fight, and they saw an attractive person of the opposite sex there would be a higher chance of either person committing an infidelity. About 30- 60% of married American citizens will cheat on their spouse. A marriage’s outcome only reflects the amount of effort that was put into it; “Some marriages end in a month and others last fifty years because of the partners beliefs about one another’s veracity.” ( “ Lying”) There are 3 main factors that causes people to cheat: lying, lack of communication, and neglection. All three go hand in hand when
Another important aspect that Marshall et al. (2011) established is that ‘’inappropriate activity did, in fact, put a negative strain onto relationships’’. ‘’People began to check their partner’s online activity on a daily basis because of the jealousy they felt’’ (Elphinston & Noller, 2011). Referring to this statement, I would like to say that checking partner’s activity is not only done through Facebook but it can also be done through WhatsApp, which in Maria’s case this continuously checking was done every day. As mentioned at the begging of this paper, one of the most repeated questions done to Maria was ‘to whom she was chatting to’ or for example if she went online at a certain time of the day, he would also tend to ask her ‘why was she
Everybody is familiar with the concept that cheating is wrong. However, the culture we live in today is becoming less black and white and showing all the different shades of grey. Cheating is becoming a situational topic. In some situations it is considered the right thing to do. Everyone has cheating in some aspect of life, whether it be school, work, sports, games, using forms of enhancements or forms of deception. Cheating is all around and i very unpreventable.
About 17% of divorces are caused by infidelity (“Cheating”)! Infidelity is one of the leading causes of divorce. Unfortunately, lack of communication can be a lead cause to infidelity. Couples who lack communication or common interests act out to other people. He or she find someone that is easier to talk to or someone who is more attractive. Sometimes these acts only happen once because the gilt gets to them, or they continue to see this other person until their spouse finds out. Children with cheating parents either follow in their footsteps or become the better person.
There are many ways in which infidelity can be explained depending on what you are reading or with whom you are speaking. Emotional and sexual infidelity is the two most studied forms of infidelity. The cognitive approach to infidelity explains that as our cognition is developing, we are also indirectly learning behaviors that could contribute to infidelity as adults. Infidelity no matter what the circumstances are surrounding it can leave both partners devastated. The circumstances surrounding infidelity can include a broad range excuses. The evolutionary approach to infidelity explains that men are more distressed by their partners committing sexual infidelity, whereas
The third cause for divorce is when there is infidelity in the marriage. In the past men were known for being unfaithful but now it is both men and women. Roughly, about sixty percent of men are unfaithful and forty percent of women are unfaithful. These numbers are outrages. Many men and women say they are unfaithful because there is no communication in the marriage. Their spouse does not know what is going on in their lives. Therefore, they turn to a coworker or friend for support and that became the gateway to their infidelity. Infidelity is one of the hardest things to cope with in a marriage. Because it makes the spouse feel insecure, self conscious, disgusted with their spouse, and embarrassed about him or herself, especially if the family finds out. Some spouses are not able to deal with the infidelity and they will end up getting a divorce.
There are continuously more and more people that lower their standards and their morals, which actually results in being placed in the repulsive category of being a cheater. To these people, the endless number of websites that are available to them and giving them the opportunity to explore even the darkest recesses of cyber-space, the Internet is nothing more than one giant playhouse. To the innocent victims that have a firsthand experience with their partners or spouses cheating online, the Internet can quickly seem like a place where a lot of pain and frustration originates. Infidelity that occurs every single day on the World Wide Web has become so rampant that any individual that is involved in a loving and caring marriage and has a partner that continuously browses the web should familiarize themselves with the most common signs of cheating online.
Infidelity as such, is a concept that varies from one culture to another and in the same way variables of a family to another are presented , depending on the values with which they grew up, what they observe at home and the personal perception of each individual . In general it can be say that infidelity is a sexual and / or emotional relationship that is not considered as a partner or someone who is not considered as official partner. Infidelity doesn't really have a specific genre, both men and women are present in this phenomenon. The difference between them, is that the man is more exposed and the woman is more discreet and careful. The causes of infidelity are so diverse that it would be difficult to mention all of them, but among the
Cheating has become a worldwide epidemic in education, politics, and entertainment even though, it is publicly judged and convicted by society. So why do we do cheat you might ask? Although, I don’t have a precise answer I do have an
Unfortunately, cheating in a relationship is caused by the need for fulfillment. Many of those who cheat, whether they’re happy with their significant other or not, something is inevitably missing. No matter if the reason for marital/romantic infidelity is purely lust-driven, or a craving for love and affection, cheating exists as a psychological, and conscious, decision. In fact, in many of the recorded instances in case studies found online, there were instances of cheating most commonly at a shocking 20% for individuals in their 40’s (PsychologyToday.com). This information shows that cheating causes emotional hurt to anyone, no matter what their
Infidelity also could fall under the situation of lack of communication. During a marriage, everything is not going to always be good. Nobody is perfect. But infidelity or cheating is more than likely to occur, if there are trust issues, or no understanding of the relationship. Because of the misunderstanding and outrages infidelity, divorce is the next step of a marriage.
Parents need to maintain the daily schedule. This is most difficult for the parent who does not have primary custody of the child. The non custodial parent must try to accomplish a schedule of their own that must include the needs and wants of the child. Depending on the work situation of this parent, it can be a quite difficult task. “The finding that decreased income was associated with higher divorce adjustment for men but not for women was inconsistent with findings that divorced women suffer financially to a greater extent than divorced men” (527 Plummer). With this fact, it is known that single-parenting affects a woman more heavily that it would a man. If the custodial parent is constantly trying to keep up with the demands of their job, this will affect how much time the parent and child will spend together. The attachment many children develop with their father by the preschool years makes them sensitive to changes in the amount of time they spend with him and interact with him. A younger child cannot always understand who their father really is. This leaves fathers feeling desperate for time with their child. When the father spends time with his children, he is liable to stretch the time they have together by taking the children home later, which causes stress for the mother because she has such negative feelings toward the father. This becomes “fuel” for confrontations with the father.
My generation has grown up with technology in our hands since we were toddlers. We are dependent on technology, from Iphones, Laptops,tablets, ipods, even watches that keep us connected to a never ending supply of distant connection. Social media is the source of many problems in our society. One of the problems is the lack of communication in a relationship. One misconception about social media is that it has the ability to strengthen a relationship because you have another avenue of communication when in fact it is detrimental, due to lack of intimate interaction between two people. Social media not only takes away face to face interactions, but it leads to trust issues, cheating and a lack of confrontation.
Cyberbullying is one of the main issues overtaking society today in the opinions of seventy six percent of people from the ages of fourteen to twenty four. Fifty six percent of the people in this age group are the victims of cyberbullying through both digital and social media. Another problem, according to seventy one percent of people, is sexting, when a person receives or sends inappropriate sexual messages. One out of every three people suffers from sexting habits, and fifty one percent of people from the ages of fourteen to twenty four have admitted to it. Ten percent of these people had not met the recipient of the messages in person, and about half of the people were under pressure to send these violating messages. Digital abuse in relationships is a problem that reaches forty-one percent of couples. Three in ten people are checked on through the media by their partner, and twenty seven percent of the people who are in a relationship have been forced to share the messages they have sent or received with their partner. Last but not least, one out of every two people has observed discrimination through language on social networks. Fifty one percent of people think this is wrong, but forty-six percent of people think it is okay as long as the sender makes it clear that they are joking. Similarly, fifty four percent of people believe close friends can
Several news stories have suggested that using Facebook can lead to higher instances of divorce and infidelity (Gardner, 2010), but the claims have been questioned by other commentators.