They lack self-control and respect for both themselves and their spouse. Any situation where they are left alone with the opposite sex is an opportunity for an “accident” to occur. It was shocking to find out that most cases of infidelity occur with couples who are less than twenty -five years old, one would have thought early marriages where happy and care free (figure one). The second form of adultery is the Romantic Affair. This is usually considered the most disruptive affair because it involves such intense feelings and is a big threat to a marriage.
Further, families with non-divorced parents were characterized by parents engaged in extramarital affairs and exposing the children to a sexual climate. The absence of the father in chaotic families can lead to girls being abused by their brothers. In one study, 32 adolescent sibling offenders and 28 adolescent non-sibling offenders were compared (Royzman, Leeman, & Sabini, 2008)The sibling offender group reported significantly more marital discord (between parents), parental rejection, physical discipline, negative family atmosphere and general dissatisfaction with family relationships. Family factors related to sibling incest namely, parental rejection, abuse and marital conflicts. Their conclusion is that family dynamics have a key role in creating the context where sibling Incest could occur.
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Passionate instincts can overtake us, guilty feelings will wash over us, and paranoia will take control of us. Our body and mind propel us on a lustful, exciting, frightening bender as we take that one risk that could destroy everything. Since the beginning of man, humans have caved in to our polygamous nature through the act of infidelity, and men and woman have cheated on each other throughout history (Zur 2). However, different time periods and cultures have contrasting perceptions on adultery often depending on gender. Presently, when a socialite cheats on her partner, the news barely mentions the affair or focuses on her family life; in contrast, if an athlete partakes in extramarital activities with a mistress, the media will print it as the front page story.
When women find out about this it usually leads to short term separation which in the end leads to divorce and their relationship simply becomes another statistics of how many relationships pornography has ruined. Most relationships rely on trust and when that trust bond is broken it is very hard to get it back. Along with trust comes honesty and if some women believe that their husbands may be using pornography they may confront them and ask. Pamela Paul says “a typical males response is ‘of course not’. Then they go on to say ‘I can’t believe that you don’t trust me’ when men say this is makes their wives really think about what they just asked and so they end up believing them” (99).
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(http://www.aamft.org) This is a common cause for divorce. (http://www.aamft.org) Infidelity is when one or both spouses have been sexually unfaithful to each other. (http://www.aamft.org) It is also the leading causes of divorce. (http://www.aamft.org) About 4% of married men and 2% of married women report anonymously to researchers that they were unfaithful to their spouses in 2011. (http://www.psychologytoday.com) The discovery of infidelity is very traumatic especially when one really loves his or her spouse.
Despite the similarity of events, society reacts differently toward Anna committing adultery and Stiva committing adultery solely due to the fact they are of two different sexes. 19th century Russia was largely a patriarchal society, where institutions were male dominated and male-centric, serving the male interest. The inherent sexism and its oppressive effects created a double standard regarding the consequences of adultery for men and women. When Anna Karenina deviates from the behavior expected of a moral woman through her acts of adultery; she is ostracized; when Stiva does the same, his reputation remains unthreatened. The unfortunate realization is the relenting persistence of these archaic notions regarding gender roles.
Euphiletos describes the Athenians’ reasoning for deeming adultery as a more heinous crime by saying, “The assumption is that those who achieve their aims by force are hated by those they have violated, while seducers so corrupt the souls of their victims that they make other men 's wives more intimate with them than they are with their husbands,” (Lysias, 33). While rape affects mainly the victim, adultery disturbs both the victim and her husband because it damages the bond between the husband and wife. Therefore, adultery was seen as more ruthless and destructive because of its effects on the