those sorts of behaviors, just societal shaming and blaming of often-long-suffering spouses who cheat. Amazon, follow us on, twitter, like us on, facebook. 1 marker of a good relationship? It wasnt until 1993 that marital rape became a crime across the United States. Yet few people talk about how they will handle things if one or the other loses interest in sex especially since that happens more frequently than not.
Sexless marriage or cheating spouse whats worse?
They have just been neglectful, indifferent, contemptuous, asexual, demeaning, insulting, but they havent cheated. Being neglectful, indifferent, contemptuous, asexual, demeaning, insulting is not loving behavior and is often as and sometimes more damaging as physical abuse (and there are some who argue that infidelity is abuse ). What do you think? As, mating in Captivity author Esther Perel so beautifully puts it: I have a lot of people who come to my office who think that they are the virtuous people because they havent cheated. But if a wife refuses sex, is her husband justified in having an affair? Because we see sex as something that must be consented to, we are loathe to say a husband or wife owes the other sex, yet few people dont want and expect a healthy sex life when they say. Want to keep up with The New I Do? Spouses can treat each other horribly, and yet we only get in a tizzy when one or the other cheats. These were some questions raised in a few interesting blog posts, some as responses to reader comments, on Psychology Today.