Extramarital Affairs Essays

  • Extramarital Affairs And Marriage

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    Do extramarital affairs help or destroy a marriage? A lot of people say that having such affairs helped them solve the problems they had with their spouses, while other people’s marriages are destroyed by them. Do partners feel more comfortable in relationships outside their marriage and what could be the cause of that? Studies conducted by Pittman, who argues that unfaithfulness is not normal or acceptable, have shown that first-time divorce occurs in the wake of an affair; yet its also Pittman

  • Extramarital Affairs in Othello by Shakespeare

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    Extramarital Affairs in Othello by Shakespeare Extramarital affairs happen all the time. This is not a new thing. People have been having affairs for as long as people have been in relationships. However, many people can have wonderful relationships without having affairs. Many times though marriages break up and divorce because someone beliefs the other person is having an affair, it is not really based on facts. The main reasons people think their partners are having affairs is because

  • Extramarital Affairs Case Study

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    marital affairs, it is important to define extra martial affairs. Extra marital affairs, which can also termed as adultery or infidelity is generally defined as consensual sexual and romantic relationship where one - or both parties - is legally married to another individual. Several jurisdiction discourage extramarital affairs such as India, Taiwan, Pakistan and Philippines and criminalise the behaviour. Under the Australian legislative statutory, it would seem that extramarital affairs go beyond

  • Athenian Women

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    to bear sons in order to continue the family name (Aristotle states that the man supplies the substance, the soul, i.e. the form for children, the woman provides only the nourishment), (Source: Generation of Animals). In Athenian society, extramarital affairs by husbands with women (and men) was the norm, and it indeed contributed to the image of a man’s prosperity if he had a mistress. Did the males in this society consider their wives praiseworthy? In my opinion the answer is no, since a wife

  • The Oresteia, Aeschylus

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    and wit, while exulted in a man, are threatening characteristics in a woman.  In the kingdom, Clytaemnestra has been having an open affair with Aegisthus. The chorus, who acts as the voice of the common man,  and therefore the voice of morality, condemn her for this affair even though it is common practice for men in ancient Greece to have many extramarital affairs themselves.  In this way  Aeschylus condones the double-standards thrust upon the... ... middle of paper ... ...er than that of woman

  • Media Should Respect Privacy of Public Figures

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    Roosevelt used a wheel chair or braces, but that disability was rarely mentioned and almost never photographed. Many previous presidents were unfaithful to their wives, but the media did not cover these affairs that were common knowledge to the press corps (Knowlton, 51). However, the extramarital affairs of President Clinton are being widely covered by the media. The ethical code of conduct has fallen apart, and the media has new views on the amount of privacy that should be extended to public figures

  • Kate Chopin's Writing

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    Awakening, her last novel, in 1898 (Guilds 924). During these years Chopin wrote numerous other works and most, like At Fault and The Awakening, centered around upper-middle class Creole or French women involved in womanly uncertainties; such as, extramarital affairs, acceptable behavior in society for females, duties as a wife, responsibilities as a mother, and religious beliefs. Chopin was an extraordinary woman, and no indication was made, during the investigation of this research paper, reflecting her

  • Let's Talk about Extramarital Affairs

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    Extramarital Affairs are looked down upon around the world. Once people get married they pledge to stay together till death to them apart. In many cases these couples are unhappy with their marriage, and they become uninterested in their life partner.Many of these couples have extramarital affairs. Statistics show that “60 percent of men and 40 percent of women are involved in extramarital affair.”(divinecaroline.com, 2013). Also more couples are breaking their vows of commitment to their marriage

  • Effects of Extramarital Affairs with Divorce on Middle Aged Women

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    topic of how extramarital affairs (emotional and or sexual relationship a spouse has outside of their relationship) and divorce affects middle aged women. I chose this topic as the effects it has on a woman can be life-changing and can result in them becoming an entirely different person, and in the case of Ann it couldn’t be any more apparent. It is important to acknowledge that a divorce and the effect that it has is one subject matter, but a divorce caused by extramarital affairs is an entirely

  • Infidelity

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    infidelity is one of the leading causes of marital disruption and divorce. In accordance with societal norms many myths have been associated with infidelity. The following myths and their effects on marriage will be discussed: Everyone has affairs, the affair is the direct result of the faithful mate and, the marriage must end in divorce. In examining the various myths, this paper will challenge the greater issue, can marriage survive infidelity? There was a time when more smart-conscious decisions

  • The Psychology of Infidelity

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    people and they seek ways to resolve it. Believing that the dissolution of their marriage is inevitable, they never consider options such as counseling. Instead they turn their attention to minimizing their fear and pain. This is where an affair enters. The affair serves as security for if the marriage ends. The adulterer feels that they have a safety net to rely upon. They may also choose a partner who they feel equal or superior to. This temporarily relieves their feelings of inadequacy. Control

  • The Prevalence of Infidelity in Marriage

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    after seven years. Statistics show infidelity is one of the leading causes of marital disruption and divorce; one in every three marriages end in divorce. Affairs have become common today more than ever and slowly rising are online affairs which are equally harmful. “Extramarital affairs range from brief sexual encounters to full-blown romantic affairs.” (Knox and Schacht, 315) Adultery is being disloyal, cheating, and unfaithful in a marriage, yet people have created words like “sleeping around” and

  • Marriage: Not Always a Fairytale

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    playing with fire, were the catalysts of their extramarital affairs. Those who are unfaithful in their marriages equate an affair with thrills and passion. For the women in “An Adventure in Paris”, “The Storm”, and “The Lady with the Dog”, this notion held true. Collectively, these stories portrayed extramarital affairs, both deliberate and unplanned, that were filled with heat and infatuation. In “The Storm”, Calixta had not contemplated having an affair, yet she threw all caution to the wind upon

  • Yaeger’s Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening

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    that can envision only two possible outcomes for its heroine – acquiescence to her role as good wife/mother or “liberation” from the marriage sphere through extramarital passion – suffers from the same suffocating lack of imagination that characterizes the most conventional romance tale. Thus, Yaeger contends, Edna Pontellier’s extramarital dalliances with Alcée Alobin and Robert Lebrun are hardly “emancipatory” or “subversive” as critics such as Tony Tanner would see them. Yet, according to Yaeger

  • Morals and Marital Infidelity

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    published until many years after her death. “The Storm" is about two people, Calixta and Alcee, who had been in a previous relationship. Although both have moved on by getting married and starting a family, a chance encounter lead them to a lustrous affair. “Calixta and Alcee share a past romantic infatuation that is not consummated until the afternoon of the storm” (Milne 291). Chopin wrote this story in 1898, but it was not published at that time. “Chopin did not try to send ‘The Storm’ out to editors

  • Adultery Explored in The Scarlet Letter

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    adultery for The Scarlet Letter, his nineteenth century novel of "seventeenth century sexual repression and hypocrisy" (Zabarenko PG), demonstrates a delicate yet changing climate with regard to infidelity. Historically, carrying on an adulterous affair back in such an era of Puritanism and traditional values was not taken lightly; in fact, by today's standards, such horrific treatment for what is now considered an everyday occurrence was more harsh than murders suffer by current standards. Those

  • Film Analysis: Lantana directed by Ray Lawrence

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    Sonja is having suspicions regarding Leon’s extramarital activities. Simultaneously, Valerie is counseling a homosexual man named Patrick, who is having an affair with a married man. Both patients seem to be causing Valerie an immense amount of stress, as she begins to question whether John is being faithful to her in the midst of their struggles. As the film progresses, Valerie begins behaving erratically due to her growing jealousy regarding the affair that she suspects John of being involved in

  • Repeated Theme in A multitude of Sins by Richard Ford

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    points of view and styles with superb and surprising results. A woman vacationing with her philandering husband on the coast of Maine finds that his midlife crisis is more desperate than she imagined. A lobbyist from Washington, D.C., carries on an affair in cities around the world until a man who may or may not be his lover’s husband accosts him in Montreal. A New Orleans boy is forced to spend a day duck-hunting with his estranged father, who recently left his wife for a man. Ford’s stories render

  • The Film American Beauty

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    The Film American Beauty In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide the path which they will follow. In the movie American Beauty, each of the characters has a choice he or she needs to make. The main character, Lester Burnham, is faced with many choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness or draw him further into his despair. Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, is faced with a loveless marriage that exists only because she does not possess

  • Adultery

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    Adultery People utilize many different words to describe, define and even attempt to dismiss adultery; unfaithfulness, infidelity, playing the field, extramarital relations, having an affair are just a few. The net result of this choice however is the destruction of a personal reputation, trust and respect, while at the same time laying waste to spouse and children alike. Even in the earliest days of civilization adultery was understood to be destructive, thus earning its own “Thou Shalt Not”