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The Adverse Effects Of Infidelity

Jul 17, 2008
There is no question the ideal life is centered upon having a family. A married man and woman and their children are often society's concept of a family, living happily as a unit. Infidelity, however, can impact the family unit in the most adverse ways.

Infidelity is a breach of the trust and social rules accepted by a couple. It is usually understood to mean sexual infidelity in marriage. Other terms are adultery or cheating. No matter the term used, infidelity impacts the family in dangerous ways.

The impact of infidelity on the family unit is devastating. the affected partner, upon discovering the affair, often experiences a variety of emotions including rejection, shock, anger, disappointment, and pain. The intensity of these feelings may be so severe that the affected partner finds they have ineffective coping mechanisms.

Typically, the affected partner initially wants to end the relationship because of an inability to forgive. Women, however, sometimes try to forgive their cheating husbands if they make an effort to apologize and promise to end the affair. Some women may opt to stay with their husbands because of a deep love for them and the hope that they can once again live happily as a family.

The effects of infidelity on family are sometimes so tremendous that the whole family is shattered to pieces. The affected partner opts for a separation/divorce and therefore the family set up is broken to pieces. The children are affected very much though they did not commit any mistakes. They have to suffer for the mistakes of their parents.

When the infidelity occurs in a family, the peace disappears from the family. There are many quarrels, intense arguments between the life partners, which sometimes even lead to assault. The children undergo heavy mental agony and stress when they see their parents quarreling with each other. They feel very much unsecured.

Obviously children are the innocent victims of infidelity. Children simply want to live with their parents, in the same house, in peace. Emotionally, they need both parents. When the couple divorces or separates, children are effected psychologically and may manifest signs of anxiety and insecurity.

The impact of infidelity on the family unit is enormous. The parents may decide to separate or divorce, creating upheaval for the children who must now live with one parent. This creates stress for the children, who may miss the love of the absent parent. Young children are especially vulnerable during separation, as both mother and father are needed for complete ability and development. Outside the family unit, members may also feel embarrassment imposed by society.
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