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Extramarital Affairs

Dear Ann Landers: You have printed many letters about extramarital affairs. Here are some things your readers should be aware of:

  • About half the men and a third of the women who are cheating say they are perfectly content and there is nothing wrong with their marriages.
  • Being religious does not prevent infidelity.
  • Women are as willing as men to have an affair.
  • Fewer than 10 percent of those having an affair will divorce their spouses to marry their lovers. A large percentage of those who do often have another divorce.
  • People who have affairs are more likely to be divorced, distressed and disappointed.
  • The chemistry that drives an affair lasts anywhere from a few weeks to three years before it cools down.

Ann Landers, Spokesman Review