A new study finds that earning less money than your spouse will make you more likely to have an affair.
Unequal earnings can cause a number of problems in a relationship, especially if there are other underlying issues. It doesn’t always feel good to be part of an unequal partnership, which may explain why the person on the losing end is the one to cheat. However, if two people have mutual respect, income doesn’t have to matter.
New findings from a team of Israeli and French researchers indicate the interaction of gender and sexual orientation can have a considerable influence on the odds that a person will develop the symptoms of sex addiction.
Infidelity in a relationship is usually complicated, and you can never fully cheat-proof you and your partner. However, cheating also doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are risk factors that make some people more likely to engage in an affair, there are relationship risk factors and there are known reasons why most people cheat. There are also ways that you can minimize the odds that your relationship will fall victim to infidelity.
Over recent years, polls have shown that Americans are gaining more tolerance for certain controversial moral issues. However, while more and more Americans may be increasing their approval of issues such as stem cell research from human embryos, they are not budging when it comes to their disapproval of adultery.
The website ashleymadison.com has announced that it plans to have its first public offering on the London stock market. The 5-year-old website for married people looking to have affairs advertises itself as the second-largest dating website in the world, after match.com, with approximately 1.2 million members.
Kayla had celebrated eight years of recovery from drugs and alcohol and six years from sex addiction when she became a new mom. She’d felt on top of the world, like she had everything handled and could finally embrace the rewards of adulthood: marriage, motherhood and success. But four months after her son was born, things began to unravel. The stress of too little sleep and a crying infant was more than she’d bargained for. The urge to drink felt all-consuming, as if she’d never stopped. If Kayla wasn’t breastfeeding, she knew she would give in. So she did what recovering people do; she went to a meeting. It was there that she met a newcomer, still on shaky ground, who seemed to look up to her. He wanted to know how she’d managed eight years, and his view of her—someone with wisdom and willpower—made her feel good about herself again.
New evidence from a team of Portuguese and Croatian researchers points toward a fairly clear distinction between a healthy, naturally high sex drive and the damaging behavioral changes associated with sex addiction.
Sex addiction is not an easy diagnosis to make, especially if you’re not a trained expert on the topic. Having unconventional sexual behaviors does not necessarily make someone a sex addict, nor does infidelity, flirting, pornography use or other behaviors that may be troubling. Sometimes it’s easiest to see that someone has a problem with sex addiction by examining the consequences. As with any addiction, a clear symptom is persisting in spite of negative consequences. So, if you think you may have an addiction to some type of sexual behavior or you’re worried your partner does, take a look at how sex is impacting your lives.
One of the primary issues that self-identified sex addicts must deal with is confusion about what sexual addiction really is (and is not). For starters, many people – not just the general public but clinicians – hear the phrase sexual addiction, and they immediately picture sexual offending. This misperception is compounded by the fact that sex offenders do sometimes try to use sexual addiction as an excuse for their bad behavior. Usually they do so not because they really are sexually addicted, but because they are hoping to lessen the consequences that they might eventually have to deal with.