Category Archives: Infidelity

Consequences of Adultery in Divorce

At one time, adultery was a more common ground for divorce because one spouse had to prove wrongdoing in a marriage in order to get the divorce. Since the 1970s, when states enacted no-fault grounds, divorce has become easier. Adultery … Continue reading

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Emotional Affairs Damage Marriages

Emotional affairs happen when a partner develops a close bond with someone else, for example a coworker, and two of them become intimate. An emotional affair is not physical – at least at the start, but it can erode the … Continue reading

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Adultery as Grounds for Divorce

Adultery, which is sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse, is one of the oldest grounds for divorce. Adultery was considered the worst possible violation of marriage vows and proof of a marital … Continue reading

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Infatuation Makes a Love Affair Intoxicating

A love affair is so intoxicating because infatuation fuels the relationship. Successful marriages migrate from infatuation to a committed love, but affairs fizzle when the infatuation ends. That intoxicating feeling of being in love blinds each person to the other … Continue reading

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Impact of Adultery

Until the coming of no-fault divorce in the 1970s, divorcing couples used adultery as the grounds to end the marriage because proving wrongdoing – fault – was necessary. Adultery is still a major reason that couples end their marriages but … Continue reading

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Adultery as a Factor in Support

A spouse who has committed adultery may be entitled to less alimony. If the divorce is in a state with a fault standard, the court may reduce a support awarded when one spouse can prove that the other spouse committed … Continue reading

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No Remorse After the Affair

Very often after an affair becomes exposed the guilty spouse infuriates the victim spouse by showing no remorse for his or her infidelity. This lack of remorse, which can be an obstacle to reconciliation, mentally and emotionally insulates the perpetrator … Continue reading

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Alcoholism and Infidelity: Two Marriage Wreckers

Alcoholism and infidelity go hand-in-hand in wrecking marriages. For an alcoholic, alcohol is a deadly substance that ruins many relationships and marriages. When sober and not drinking, the alcoholic promises fidelity to his or her partner and swears to never drink … Continue reading

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) May Enter Infidelity in Divorce

A divorcing spouse may sue his or her partner for transmission of a sexual disease. As more and more people catch and then transmit sexual diseases, more and more victims, both spouses and unmarried partners, litigate on grounds of cruelty, … Continue reading

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Infidelity and Divorce: Does Cheating Matter?

For many couples infidelity is a milepost on the road to divorce because it shatters the trust essential to marriage. Some 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women become unfaithful at some point during their married lives. Infidelity … Continue reading

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