“Do affairs cause bad marriages … or do bad marriages cause affairs?
All affairs can cause bad marriages but not all bad marriages cause affairs. Having an affair, cheating on a spouse, is no way to solve problems in a marriage.
While it certainly can be true that problems in a marriage can lead to loneliness, unhappiness and sadness, making a decision to have an affair is the responsibility of the person who makes the choice to cheat.”
Sally Connolly discusses the different reasons for affairs in her blog article Bad Marriages and Affairs (April 3 2012). It makes interesting reading and invites the question of what comes first? Does a bad marriage lead to an affair or does an affair bring on the demise of a marriage?
What are your views and /or experience? If your partner had an affair would it mean the end of your relationship for you? Feel free to start a discussion!
Author: Christine Bennett Marriage Counselling at caring4couples.com.au