There is no doubting the fact that a strong, blissful, and fulfilling relationship not only provides a person with the assurance of having a support system and constant partner-in-crime in place, but also impacts the way they tend to view themselves, thereby increasing their overall esteem, and confidence levels.
On the contrary however, something that is universally considered unacceptable, is cheating or betrayal in a relationship.
Usually people consider cheating to include sexual infidelity but the parameters of cheating might be subjective for different individuals.For some, emotional connection with another person, cyber affair- sexts/chatting, viewing pornography are forms of infidelity.
Incompatibility, lack or absence of communication and/or affection, personal differences, peer pressure, or even social media trends among others are factors that may bring a person to cheat their partner.
For a relationship to be stable and secure, emotional and physical connection, quality time and companionship are essential, if they are missing then it might contribute to relationship dissatisfaction which can increase the likelihood of infidelity
Research results of 2017 based on infidelity surveys as shared by Trustify states around 22% or males and 14% of females have cheated on their significant other, with 10% of affairs beginning online, and about 40% of online affairs turning into real-life equations.
As a receiver of such an experience, one is likely to experience a multitude of emotions that may involve: anger, sadness, loneliness, guilt, self-blame, vengeance, feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness. It is also likely that their self-worth, as well as perception about romance may get hampered in the process.
When faced with betrayal by a loved one, trust gets shaken and then it becomes difficult to place trust in others and become emotionally vulnerable again.
There are certain cases where infidelity breaks the relationship and then there are cases where the couple becomes willing to put efforts into the relationship and regain strength in the bond that they share.
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