Therapists Shed Surprising New Light On Infidelity


Therapists Shed Surprising New Light On Infidelity
Plus: the influence of porn, Facebook and on cheating.

Thankfully, there's hope for the unfaithful. 81% disagree with the adage "once a cheater, always a cheater." YourTango Expert Dr. Shoshanna Bennett explains this result saying, "Sometimes certain factors collide in one's life which may lead to cheating. Once those circumstances are handled or worked through (usually regarding the primary relationship), the temptation to cheat frequently disappears, never to return again."

Additional findings include:


  • 59% of experts agree that pornography influences infidelity.
  • 47% of experts say that celebrities do not cheat any more frequently than the rest of us. However, 76% of experts claim that celebrity cheating scandals affect how the rest of us view infidelity.
  • 57% say that if someone in a relationship has been unfaithful, it is not always best for him/her to tell his/her partner.

Complete survey details and additional insights are available through "The Truth About Infidelity" initiative on

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*Research methodology: Conducted on, the survey questioned a sample of 104 mental health professionals. Polling took place from May 18 through June 8, 2012.

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