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  • Sam DiFranco


Infidelity can be best explained as any action that violates an implicit or explicit agreement between two people, thus harming a relationship. 

What might begin as friendship or compassionate connection increases over a while and becomes an intimate relationship.

Often, platonic friendships evolve into emotional affairs, and the line between these two types of relationships runs very thin. Platonic friendship turns into an affair when it becomes emotionally intimate and involves some level of secrecy.

Now, most of you would section infidelity into a physical realm, one that only includes sexual contact with someone other than the person they’re committed or married to.

The truth is that an affair can be physical, emotional, or both.

Putting it into a box labeled “sex” makes it easy for someone to say, “I didn’t cheat on you; we’re just really close friends. I’ve never touched him/ her!”

And this can be dangerous and irresponsible. Cheating can be a purely sexual act or even purely at an emotional level. In either case, the one participating in an affair is giving something away that they vowed to reserve only for their partner or spouse.

How common is infidelity in relationships?

At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. we have helped countless couples with infidelity through marriage counseling, couples counseling and family counseling. Trust and transparency are some things we teach our clients who experience infidelity.

Before we discuss the glaring causes of infidelity in relationships, let us look at how common infidelity is in committed relationships.

Sexual infidelity is undoubted a massive threat to the stability of a committed relationship and is indeed one of the hardest ones to overcome.

Star Point Counseling Center’s Therapists’s suggests that around one-third of men and one-quarter of women might get involved in extradyadic sexual relationships at the minimum once in their lifetime.

As we know, the concept of infidelity is not just restricted to the realms of physical intimacy; people engage in emotional affairs. So, we can only imagine the numbers!

 70% of all Americans get involved in some kind of affair during their marital life.

By referring to these statistics, we can infer that infidelity is way too common than we perceive it to be.

The implications of infidelity on relationships are severe. So, it is better to be aware of the various causes of infidelity to avert the problems well in advance. 

If you feel you are going down this path then get marriage counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Fl & Brandon Fl

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