In a relationship, infidelity is always frightening because the one who is deceived feels betrayed by the other. It is then trusted that it takes a hit. But deception does not always lead to a break-up, it can sometimes even turn out to be a relaunch of the relationship rather than the other way around.
At least that’s what Esther Perel, sexologist and psychotherapist, thinks. For her, infidelity would not be the trigger for a separation, but a consequence. It is, therefore, necessary to dig deeper to find out why one of the couple’s members wants to go elsewhere.
Here infidelity is analyzed by the sexologist as an “alarm system” that questions the entire balance of a couple.
Endurance to infidelity
One study looked at whether infidelity was experienced differently if one is a man or a woman. Published by the BBC, the ComRes survey was published last November and the results are clear: men would be better able to manage infidelity than women.
ComRes interviewed 3,655 people over the age of 16. And according to respondents, 13% of men experience disloyalty better than women.
The study also reveals, and this is laughable, that it is men who have already deceived their partner who would be more likely to override a deception. No kidding!
Of the women surveyed, 80% of them do not tolerate deception, while 64% of men do. To conclude on a positive note, this British study also indicates that among those surveyed, 83% consider that fidelity within a couple is a duty.