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Why do people have affairs?


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AffairAdam ate the apple and knew what it meant to yield to temptation. Affairs are a lure of the forbidden. The yearning to court danger and indulge in unacceptable pursuits is what makes up for the fantasy element.

“The act of getting away with something unacceptable increases the thrill.” says Latha Nithyanand, clinical psychologist and marriage counselor. She adds, the society has been indulgent towards men and hence they have the unofficial license to stray. However, on a psychological level, “it is running away from responsibility.’ she says.

One of the flimsiest reasons to have an affair - is an unhappy marriage. The dissatisfaction either real or perceived is cited frequently as the single most reason to look beyond the marriage. Statistics reveal that 92 to 93 percent of individuals have had an affair (including a one night stance) at some point of time in their life.

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