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Infidelity Cheats Our Children

Jul 17, 2008
Infidelity in marriage is an all too common occurence these days. Stories about this are rife, from gossip in the workplace, tabloids and magazines to TV chat shows. What are the effects of cheating on our society as a whole? Does this duplicitous behaviour affect the emotional health of our nation?

The ten commandments in the bible list infidelity as a big no-no in the eyes of the man upstairs. That tells us that even in biblical times many a married person was stricken with a case of the wandering eye. Adulterers of ancient times were often met with public humiliation at best and a horrible death at the hands of the public worst.

Although we may kid ourselves that we have progressed since then, most of the problems that society faced then are still with us now. Infidelity is like a stone dropped into a pond; and its effects can encompass both friends and family.

No one is affected moreso than any children involved. Their parents are role models for how they are to act and treat others when they reach adulthood. Seeing one parent treat the other in a duplicitious and deceitful manner does not give them a good foundation about the appropriate ways to treat people.

Lots of couples who've been involved in affairs end up in divorce. This weakens our moral compass as a nation. If the sanctity of marriage can be as temporary as you want to make it, what reason do we have for making it work in the long run?

If divorce is not the outcome, the infidelity is often hidden from the kids. This can lead to bitterness, lack of trust and suppressed anger which may often lead to a family unit which provides a poor guide to how an adult should act and gives a dysfunctional view of family life.

Deceit and duplicity, encountered in their own family and all the way up to the Whitehouse provide a skewed learning environment. Our children are our future and to immerse them in weak and deceitful relationships bodes ill for our society's future.

All in our society should make it their common goal to be faithful when they get married. It will help the people ofour nation become healthier and happier people and give our children secure environments in which to grow up .
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