Understanding and Preventing 5 Types of Infidelity
Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini says that talking to your partner about these types of infidelity can make you less worried about infidelity and feel more like a closed front.
HOUSTON – Marriage is most vulnerable in the first two years of married life. After that, there are certain times when marriage is threatened, and the greatest threat to many couples is infidelity. Online infidelity and emotional affairs have become easier and more widespread. One of the best ways to protect your relationship from infidelity is to understand why it’s happening and talk about it with your partner.
Marriage experts investigating infidelity warn us that infidelity is no more likely to talk about; Instead, it helps couples discuss the topic and work together to prevent fraud. Below are five main types of infidelity. Discussing these with your partner can help you worry less about infidelity and feel more like a united front.
1. Strong need for consent fraud. When you’re with someone who needs constant approval and is afraid of rejection, they lapse into some kind of cheat that feels compulsory. This type of scam happens mainly because the scammer is afraid of rejection or rejection. Social media made this type of scam more likely. If your partner is struggling to assert themselves or struggling with low self-esteem, having confirmation and appreciation from you can prevent them from needing it from someone else.
2. Opportunistic fraud. When infidelity is based on opportunity, the deceiving partner may get into a situation where he is cheating because it is easy. They quickly weigh the risks and realize that they won’t get caught and that it is worth the risk. This type of scam is more likely for those who have substance abuse problems, are dishonest, or are risk takers. If you or your partner is married to this type, it is advisable to seek advice. This type does not usually change because it is character or habit based; however, therapy can help if they want to change.
3. Third Party Fraud. This type of infidelity occurs when the marriage is by name only. These people get married and stay married – even in a broken or unhappy marriage – because it is better for their work and their community image. They cheat on emotional and physical connection but don’t want their marriage to end. If you are married to someone like this, you must value your relationship more than your lifestyle if you want your marriage to change.
4. Romantic betrayal. This type of cheating is an indication of what happens when emotional intimacy between couples is lost. It usually starts out as an emotional affair that can turn into a physical affair, but rarely does the cheater leave their marriage. The romance fizzles out and the affair doesn’t last. These type of cheaters can be committed to their marriage, and if the couple is willing to talk about it and face the lack of emotional intimacy, therapy can help them develop better communication styles.
5. Serial Fraud. This type of infidelity occurs when the cheater has more than one partner to cheat with. The fraudster knows no boundaries, makes silly excuses and claims that his fraud is not harmful. If you are married to someone like this, I would advise you to attend therapy sessions by yourself; You need to understand why you feel like it’s okay not to be respected by someone who has vowed to love you.
Fraud is a choice even if the situation makes it alluring and accessible. Relationships can survive infidelity, but it isn’t easy. Be aware of the types of scams and your personal mistakes that can lead to infidelity. We are all human and we all make bad decisions. To keep your marriage sacred and safe from infidelity, start by talking about the subject and making a plan to prevent it from happening.