Sexual infidelity is often considered the ultimate betrayal. When a heterosexual couple experiences infidelity and the offense is committed with someone of the same sex, it turns worlds upside down. We expect that our partners will keep our interests in mind even when potential rewards tempt them to break the rules.
Infidelity occurs in the context of both heterosexual and same-sex relationships, although expectations may be different.
His wife suspected Kevin's interest in men, and she began to search for clues of his deception.According to The New York Times, the most consistent data on infidelity comes from the University of Chicago's General Social Survey (GSS).Interviews with people in non-monogamous relationships since 1972 by the GSS have shown that approximately 12% of men and 7% of women admit to having had an extramarital relationship.In either case, when expectations are violated, the wrongdoer will have to account for his behavior.As I wrote in Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, I know something about breaking rules.Two main issues are in play here: honesty and uncommunicated expectations.