‘It’s a break from the kids’: Why parents cheat more than childless couples
But Christians preach that marriage and parenthood makes a person more godly, mature, and less likely to be selfish and engage in sexual sin….
- By Kate StoreyJuly 16, 2014 | 8:56pm
Turns out, it’s not the seven-year itch couples should fear, it’s the nine-month one.
Parents, a new survey reports, are nearly twice as likely to cheat as married people without children. In the online study of 1,000 18- to 49-year-olds, followed up with focus groups around the country, 18 percent of parents said they’ve strayed, compared to only 11 percent of childless married people.
“When you have children, you get lost in who you are as a woman,” a 40-year-old Florida mom of six tells The Post.
She says she began cheating after learning her husband had strayed. Her two children at the time were 2 and 5. Though she had initially wanted to get even, she found the confidence boost exhilarating.
… Her first marriage lasted 13 years. She married again six years ago and had four more children.
She says she thought she’d stay true to hubby No. 2, until their sex life dried up.
.. They were having sex just once every six weeks, and their conversations revolved around soccer practice and carpools. So she signed up for AshleyMadison.com, a website that caters to those looking to have affairs. She says the attention makes her feel “sexy and alive again — it’s like having two lives. I’m a mom and wife, and then I’m living this romance-novel life on the side.
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h/t Janet Mefferd
(Link): Why Christians Need to Uphold Lifelong Celibacy as an Option for All Instead of Merely Pressuring All to Marry – vis a vis Sexless Marriages, Counselors Who Tell Marrieds that Having Affairs Can Help their Marriages