16 Apr Infidelity in the US
New Orleans Divorce Attorney Tammy Karas-Griggs knows all about Divorce and can help you navigate through the difficulty of these situations. Understanding what causes divorce is one of the reasons why Tammy Karas-Griggs is so knowledgeable in her approach. The divorce rate in the US rises every year alongside cheating and infidelity in relationships. Infidelity is the act of cheating on a spouse or a committed relationship partner, and in the last twenty-five years in the US, the infidelity rate has increased dramatically. 17% of all divorces are due to infidelity on the part of either or both married parties.Cheating leads to the partner feeling guilty and searching for reasons why it happened in the first place. Several studies and surveys have been conducted to find the reasons why infidelity is such an issue in modern marriages.
Why Women Cheat
With women, the reason behind cheating is not usually based on intimacy. Most women cheat for an emotional connection, and it has been found that women can have an emotional relationship with another person without taking it to a physical level. When women are not satisfied emotionally, they will look elsewhere for the trust, love and other emotional connections.
Why Men Cheat
Men predominately cheat for a physical connection. Usually, after the first year of married life, the honeymoon phase is over, and couples get settled into routine life. Especially after children are born, marriages may lack intimacy. Several studies have concluded that the male ego itself leads to infidelity.
Infidelity may have increased due to a few factors:
- Women are entering the workforce, and there is a rise in cases of office romances.
- The Internet and social media has made it easier to engage in infidelity
- Increased jealousy due to the previous two causes
Please understand that coping with divorce, especially following infidelity, is no easy task. Each situation is uniquely challenging and requires a great deal of patience and strategy before you finally act. If Infidelity in your marriage has caused you and your partner to separate, Tammy Karas-Griggs can help you through your divorce.