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Hugo Schwyzer: Infidelity and Gender Myths

Gender Myths in Infidelity

Why We Still Fall for the Myth of the Uncontrollable Boner by Hugo Schwyzer (edited) Could you forgive your spouse for having an extramarital affair? When it comes to relationships, it’s hard to think of a more perennial question. When I was in college, my friends and I -– most of us children of divorced [...]

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Dr Justin Lehmiller: Infidelity & Psychology

What is Infidelity?

What Constitutes Cheating Anyway? By Dr. Justin Lehmiller (edited) How have researchers operationalized infidelity in the past? What outcomes/predictors are associated with different “types” of infidelity? Researchers have defined infidelity (known scientifically as “extradyadic behavior”) in many different ways. Some have defined it in very narrow terms (e.g., having sexual intercourse with someone other than your [...]

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Infidelity: Do We Just Love Differently?

Love Styles We experience love in different ways and I wonder if love styles could be a contributing factor in the rancid stew of infidelity? ~ Wayfarer The Experience of “Being In Love” Is Not The Same For Everyone Not everyone experiences love in exactly the same manner. Research has shown that love comes in [...]

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Justifying Infidelity

How Straying Partners Tend To Justify Infidelity Internally by Recently I was asked “what goes through the mind of a straying spouse during an affair?” This is a tricky question as most people would agree that when they got engaged and planned their wedding, the last thing on their mind was preparing to cheat [...]

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Frank Pittman, Psychologist and Infidelity Author, Dies at 77

Frank Pittman M.D. died at home November 24, 2012, of complications from cancer. On 25 November 2012 we reproduced an article that Frank Pittman had written on infidelity, unaware of his death. We belatedly extend our sympathies and condolences to Frank Pittman’s family, and our gratitude to him for his work and wisdom about the [...]

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