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The Adverse Effects Of Infidelity On Society:

May 4, 2008
What is infidelity? It is a breach of faith, particularly in a relationship between a man and woman. It is an act of cheating of a man or woman violating the mutually agreed-upon rules or boundaries of a relationship. If a man or woman has sexual intercourse with a person other than the lawful spouse, it is called infidelity.

Infidelity affects society as well as those couples in the marriage. A marriage in which one partner strays often ends in a divorce. A recent study found that 90% of first time divorces were caused by infidelity - an alarming figure.

Researchers have differing ideas about infidelity. Some say that only 20% of first time divorces were caused by infidelity, while others simply live unhappily and dissatisfied in their relationship. One study showed men to be the primary causes of infidelity, at 55%. But that figure is only slightly more than women, at 45%.

It's in our best interest to find out the effects of infidelity on society and the nation as a whole. For certain, there can be no good to come from cheating and the breaking up of families. The worst affects are on children, who suffer sometimes more than parents after a divorce.

When divorce does occur, children can be at risk of negative effects. They may begin feeling insecure with their place in a family. Children thrive in a single family unit, and do best with role models of both sexes. Sometimes, couples choose to stay together for the children, but an unhealthy environment may be inevitable in either circumstance.

If a couple opts for a divorce after infidelity, then each child has to live with a single parent. Therefore, the children will certainly miss the love of the other parent. It might cause certain ill effects on the child. A child may grow violent due to the big change and disturbance in life. Sometimes when their parents remarry, the children's life becomes miserable.

In some cases, especially in young girls, children seek out love elsewhere. They tend to stay in dysfunctional relationships with men who are not worthy of their affection. This only causes more problems. Similarly, many children turn to drugs and alcohol when they feel they are unloved. Even worse, divorce can cause a child to perform poorly in school, damaging their futures forever.

Infidelity shakes the foundations of family, negatively affecting society. Tearing families apart is unhealthy and can lead to disturbances in a child's developmental growth. It also creates a weakened society. In other words, the long-term affects of infidelity can cause irrevocable damage to society.
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