But unlike other addictions, this one isn't officially recognized.
There's no health coverage for it, no medication, and for those trapped in its strange and unrelenting spell, no easy way out.
The second citation (Weeks) is both defined in text and pointed at using a footnote. Other scholars define infidelity as a violation according to the subjective feeling that one's partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms; this violation results in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry.
In marital relationships, exclusivity expectations are commonly assumed although they are not always met.
A tech expert recently aired a spicy conversation between him and his female boss, making millions of viewers privy to an intimate conversation between he and his lover, according to a report from Gawker.
One measure of infidelity among couples is the frequency of children secretly conceived with a different partner, leading to "non-paternities".
Research has yet to confirm that extreme sexual behavior really is addictive in the same neuroscientific sense that, for instance, habitual heroin use appears to be.
Article uses three different citation styles: inline footnotes, a "references section" and a "further reading" section. For example, the first citation, Leeker & Carlozzi, points to the further reading section. Infidelity (also referred to as cheating, adultery (when married), being unfaithful, or having an affair) is a violation of a couple's assumed or stated contract regarding emotional and/or sexual exclusivity.
Such covertly illegitimate children amount to about 1–2% of newborns in European populations.
According to The New York Times, the most consistent data on infidelity comes from the University of Chicago's General Social Survey (GSS).