People use the phrase “emotional affair” to describe when someone is unfaithful to their partner in a non-physical way. But “emotional affair” has no agreed-upon definition, which can make discerning one from jealousy difficult. Therapist Rachel Wright told Insider that couples need to define “emotional cheating” for themselves and be […]
Coronavirus pandemic-related stress is a risk factor that could drive people to cheat, according to two University of Tennessee Knoxville psychologists. They said that married people are contacting ex-lovers and using dating websites to have virtual affairs. Couples who have to recover from affairs during the pandemic could face unique […]
If you want to rebuild trust, you need to speak candidly about how the affairs made you feel, and how you’re struggling to trust her. But you also need to be prepared to hear why she felt compelled to cheat – whether it was because she felt lonely in your […]
Kevin Hart has opened up about his wife’s reaction to his 2017 cheating scandal. Speaking on the “School of Greatness” podcast, he said his wife, Eniko Parrish, held him “accountable” for cheating on her when she was pregnant. “She’s the strongest person in the world,” he added. “It wasn’t a […]
Even if your partner didn’t have sex with his coworker, you’re allowed to feel betrayed by his actions. At the same time, if you want to fix your relationship, you have to be willing to eventually discuss the affair and why it happened. It won’t be easy, but this talk […]
Although you want to control the situation and win your ex back, now isn’t the time to try. Instead, you should respect her wish for personal space. Therapist Matt Lundquist said people who break trust in a relationship don’t get to decide if and when that trust is earned back. […]
Jose Altuve was booed in his first at-bat since the Houston Astros’ widely-publicized cheating scandal came to a head this offseason. The 2017 AL MVP was also heckled by a Dodgers fan prior to the spring training game against the Detroit Tigers. After an investigation this offseason, MLB found that […]
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As a therapist, Morin has counseled many couples through difficult times in their relationships. Disagreements most often arise about money, jealousy, infidelity, lifestyle differences, and parenting decisions. Maybe your relationship has hit rocky times, […]
A new survey of 2,625 Ashley Madison users found the majority said the best part of their affair was that it allowed them to explore their sexual fantasies. 46% of users surveyed said they practice kinks or fantasies in their affairs that their relationship partners don’t want to do. The […]
The MLB concluded its investigation into the Houston Astros‘ illegal use of technology and garbage cans to steal signs during the team’s World Series-winning season in 2017 and issued punishments to those involved. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were each handed a yearlong suspension from the […]
Kevin Hart’s wife Eniko Parrish tearfully recounted finding out about the comedian’s cheating while she was pregnant in 2017 in a revealing new Netflix docuseries. Parrish was sent a video of Hart and another woman over social media, before it publicly circulated amid an extortion scandal. “Don’t F— This Up” […]
Divorce can be an extremely messy and painful process. When you add in celebrities, millions of dollars, and the public’s investment in celebrity relationships, it becomes downright scandalous. Eddie Fisher left Debbie Reynolds for her best friend, Elizabeth Taylor, and Robin Thicke just couldn’t let go of his wife, Paula […]
The Christmas season is often considered a time for family, but new evidence suggests the holiday is actually prime time for married people looking to cheat on their spouses. According to UK-based affair matchmaking site Illicit Encounters, a survey of their users found 35% of women and 31% of men […]
A popular misconception about polyamorous people is that they can’t cheat. A polyamorous person can cheat on their partners by ignoring agreed-upon boundaries about dating others, like not telling their partners when they have sex with new people. Hailey Gill, 26, has been polyamorous since high school and told Insider […]
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer revealed exclusive footage of an interaction between a New England Patriots‘ film crew and Cincinnati Bengals security after an official caught the Patriots employees filming the Bengals’ sideline. The video offers damning evidence that the Patriots intended to capture footage of the Bengals’ sideline with a […]
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer revealed exclusive footage of the interaction between the New England Patriots’ film crew and Cincinnati Bengals security that’s at the centre of yet another Patriots cheating scandal. The franchise was accused of cheating after sending a video team to the Bengals’ Week 14 game and recording […]
Last week, a woman tweeted that she once caught a boyfriend cheating when his Fitbit recorded a 4 a.m. spike in physical activity. The tweet went viral, prompting others to share similar stories. Sex can indeed raise your heart rate, burn calories, and show up on fitness tracking devicees, according […]
Rapper Cardi B explained in a cover story for Vogue how she forgave her husband Offset after he cheated multiple times. “People that be in marriages for years, when they say till death do us part, they not talking about little arguments like if you leave the fridge open,” Cardi […]
You’re not off the hook for betraying your best friend and then-boyfriend, but figuring out what draws you to this manipulative man and cutting ties should be your first priority. Therapy and supportive friends who aren’t involved can help provide tools to keep you safe and allow you to move […]
Ashley Madison, a dating site designed to help people have affairs, released its list of the 20 most unfaithful US cities for “cuffing season.” The rankings are based on the number of people who signed up for Ashley Madison per capita in a given city from December 2018 to February […]
Resurfaced videos from the 2017 World Series appear to show the work station in the Houston Astros‘ locker room tunnel that players and coaches used for stealing signs. According to reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich, Houston used an outfield camera to relay catcher signs screens near […]
A new report by The Athletic details an elaborate sign-stealing scheme the Houston Astros allegedly used during the 2017 season. According to the report, the Astros used an outfield camera to relay catcher signs to a TV near the dugout. Players and coaches would then reportedly bang on a trash […]
If you had a one-time indiscretion and ended up cheating on your partner, chances are you have at least a bit of guilt. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should tell your partner about what happened. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a 91-year-old sex therapist who’s been practicing for decades, said in most […]
According to new data from Ashley Madison, 90% of their users cheat in plain sight, using their primary cell phones to stay in contact with their illicit love interests. Almost a third of these phone-using cheaters, or 29% of them, said they do so even though though their partner knows […]
On Thursday, Facebook launched its in-app dating feature Facebook Dating in the United States. In a September 2018 statement, Nathan Sharp, the product manager for Facebook Dating, said the feature could help millions of singles connect. But certain aspects of Facebook Dating could also unintentionally make it a choice app […]
“Contract cheating” is a rising phenomenon, with research showing that millions of students across the world had taken part in the practice of paying for completed school work. A report by The New York Times explores the essay-for-hire industry that tasks English speakers in developing countries with writing essays for […]
While it is absolutely possible for you to trust your girlfriend again, that ability largely relies on whether she’s willing to put in the work. According to relationship therapist and psychologist Tammy Nelson, an affair can be a“wake up or break up moment” for a couple, because it forces them […]
A star chess player was allegedly “caught red-handed” cheating by using a phone in the bathroom during a tournament. A phone was reportedly found in a toilet that had just been used by grandmaster player Igors Rausis, who later admitted it belonged to him. A chess official posted a statement […]
The emotional and mental effects of cheating can create tension or even end a relationship or marriage. In some places, cheating also has legal consequences like monetary fines and jail time. Afghanistan, Taiwan, Pakistan, and even some U.S. states consider infidelity illegal. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Cheating on a […]
Despite your tricky position, it’s not your responsibility to tell his wife what went down. You can confront your fling and tell him he should come clean to his wife about cheating, but that isn’t a guarantee he’ll do so. If you still feel like you personally owe his wife […]
Dramatic breakups, arguments, and cheating scandals are oftentimes captured on reality TV shows. On some shows, viewers have seen couples break up, get back together, and even deal with infidelity. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s on-and-off relationship was captured on “Jersey Shore.” On “Kendra on Top,” Kendra Wilkinson dealt […]
Ashley Madison, the infidelity dating site, has reached 60 million members, according to a new report. The company’s chief strategy officer told INSIDER the milestone proves “monogamy is not in our DNA.” Two male Ashley Madison members told INSIDER why they use the service, and they have two very different […]
The phrase “once a cheater, always a cheater” suggests that anyone who has ever had an affair will cheat again in the future. But there isn’t one all-encompassing profile of a cheater, and people cheat for different reasons. So psychotherapist Tammy Nelson says the phrase isn’t necessarily true. Serial cheaters […]
Before you tell your partner that you had an affair, it’s important to consider why you cheated in the first place. “The details [of the affair] aren’t as important as the why [you did it],” psychotherapist Tammy Nelson told INSIDER. Asking yourself questions about why you decided to cheat and […]
“Emotional cheating” can happen if you deceive or betray your partner in a non-physical sense. It’s characterised by small yet intimate actions, like confiding in a close work friend about your relationship or spending most of your free time with them even though you have a partner. “You’re allowed to […]
Dozens of people, including several successful actors and prominent businesspeople, have been indicted in a college-admissions scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Authorities said parents spent an average of between $US250,000 and $US400,000 per student and some facilitated their children being recruited as Division 1 athletes regardless of their […]
The US attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, announced on Tuesday charges against 50 people in connection with a nationwide college-admissions scam. Lelling said the 33 parents caught up in the fraud paid William Singer to help their kids get into elite schools by helping them cheat on […]
“Apex Legends” has banned more than 355,000 players for cheating since the game was released on February 4, 2019. Because “Apex Legends” is a free game, many of those players could be repeat offenders, but the game’s creator, Respawn, says it’s working with experts to develop new methods to deal […]
A new survey from affair matchmaking website Ashley Madison revealed that a surprising number of women reported feeling more empowered after cheating on their partner. Since the respondents are Ashley Madison users, they may not be representative of the larger population, or even the larger cheating population. Ashley Madison surveyed […]
Fans are still debating who’s to blame in the Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods cheating scandal. According to a poll from INSIDER, more women think Thompson is to blame for the split than men do. We spoke to a relationship expert about why women are more likely than men to […]
Sexual fantasies are a way for people to get in touch with their needs and detach from the outside world. A new survey of 2,000 people on IllicitEncounters.com found the 10 most common sexual fantasies. The most popular fantasy, which 55% of poll respondents said they fantasized about, was having […]
Hollywood scandals are a dime a dozen, especially with the rise of social media. Whether they cheated or were cheated on, these celebrities will forever be associated with infidelity. Some couples learned from the experience and their relationship grew stronger. Others called it off. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
If you’ve ever had your heart broken due to infidelity, you know that it’s a special kind of gut punch that takes a surprising amount of effort to overcome. You may never again be able to fully trust your partner after they have cheated. According to Today, cheating (including emotional […]
While the divorce rate is declining, it is still relatively common. With the help of INSIDER’s Data team and a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), we’ve ranked the most common causes of divorce. Cheating, fighting, and a lack of commitment were all top reasons. Even […]
Sometimes individuals find out that one of their parents had another family besides their own. In some cases, individuals discover this by having a shared name as someone else. Other times, they discovered that their father had another family (or multiple other families) using DNA tests or by seeing their […]
Everyone has a different reason for cheating, but some are more common than others. They may want the thrill and excitement that it brings. There may be no clarity on your commitment levels. Being cheated on can sometimes feel like the end of the world. Regardless how long you’ve been […]
An anonymous Australian woman is kicking off her new year by getting rid of jewellery from her cheating husband. AM, as she calls herself, posted an ad for a $US350 Pandora bracelet on UK resale website Gumtree.com. The woman describes each of the charms on the bracelet by exposing her […]
During the winter of 2017, there were 2.1 million new affairs in the United States, according to data from married dating website Ashley Madison. Ashley Madison polled its users to determine the US cities where cheating most often occurred at this time, and places like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Bloomington, Indiana […]
There doesn’t seem to be much chance of cheating disappearing. Thousands of people still sign up to infidelity dating site Ashley Madison every day. Here’s everything new we learned about cheating in 2018. Hopefully some of the information can help you recognise suspicious behaviour earlier. Nobody wants to feel the […]
Bethesda Studios, the company behind “Fallout 76,” recently barred a wave of players it said were cheating with third-party modifications. The players received an email from the company saying that to appeal their ban, they would need to write an essay explaining why “cheat software” is detrimental to online games. […]
Cheating can shake a relationship to its core, but there are ways to forgive your partner after infidelity occurs. A cheater has to be remorseful about their actions if they want a chance to repair the relationship, Matt Lundquist, a psychotherapist and director of Tribeca Therapy, told INSIDER. After a […]
IllicitEncounters.com found that seeking revenge on an unfaithful partner was a popular reason for infidelity. Women were more likely to cheat for revenge than men were, according to the website’s survey of 1,000 people. Rather than hide their affairs, revenge cheaters typically told their partners about the infidelity to get […]
“The easier something is to think of, the more it feels true,” says management and psychology professor Adam Grant. “The harder something is to think of the more false it feels.” “Why Are We All So Stupid?” explores the cognitive biases that lead us to make irrational decisions. This episode […]
New data from IllicitEncounters.com found the Christmas season is the most popular time of year for cheating. Of those surveyed, 57% said they cheated with a coworker at the office holiday party. Additionally, 85% of respondents said they experienced more feelings of passion and excitement during the holidays, which drove […]
There is no shortage of drama on “Vanderpump Rules.” Most of the cast has been involved in some sort of cheating scandal – and usually with each other. We rounded up some of the most notable examples. It’s about that time – Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules returns to Bravo […]
Breakups are never easy. But sometimes you might be making things harder on yourself than they have to be. Here are 11 mistakes people make when they go through heartbreak. Chances are you’ve been through at least one breakup in your life. Nobody finds them easy, but because of the […]
New data from Ashley Madison suggests people, especially those who identify as women, cheat because they feel they can be more honest with their cheating partner, Refinery29 reported. Participants who identify as men said they did it because “there are lots of people who are open to being in an […]
There are many signs of cheating, from behaviour to body language. A surprising sign your partner is being unfaithful could be found in how they treat their in-laws (your parents). If they are distant and disinterested in your parents, they might be trying to absolve guilt. They also might not […]
A new survey of 1,000 people from IllicitEncounters.com, a website that connects married people who want to hook up outside of their relationships, reveals when and where your partner may be most likely to cheat. The survey found people are most likely to cheat at 6:45 PM on a Friday, […]
All relationships will have their ups and downs. But many people say cheating is the worst thing their partner could do to them. Some people cheat out of lust, while others have affairs because they fall in love with someone else. It’s important to know the difference, as lust means […]
For the record, once a cheater, not always a cheater – and that’s probably just one of the many myths about infidelity you’ve heard. Because anyone and everyone has the potential to have an affair, there’s a lot of information on the subject that isn’t exactly concrete, like why someone […]
It’s cuffing season. This could be one of the reasons October is the peak month for men to sign up to affairs site Ashley Madison. During the cold winter months, men may be looking for more companionship. It could also be because it’s easier to sneak around in the dark. […]
Ashley Madison operates in 50 different countries, in 17 different languages. Ruben Buell, the company’s director and CTO, said cheating isn’t something that happens once in a blue moon. Even after the data breach in 2015, people keep coming back to the site. It’s a better way to have an […]
If you or someone you know keeps cheating, there are some things they can do to break the pattern. Identifying what drives your cheating can be an important part of conquering the urge to stray. Practice being open in your relationship to build trust. Seek professional help to help you […]
There is a small amount of research that suggests cheating could be genetic. According to experts, people can absorb behaviours, like cheating, from their caretakers. Just because someone might be more inclined to cheat, that doesn’t mean they will act on it. Early research suggests 20% of your personality is […]
Sex and relationship therapists say infidelity is more complex than most of us are inclined to believe. For example, couples can sometimes find renewed honesty and intimacy after the discovery of an affair. This post is part of Relationships 101, a series which aims to help us all be happier […]
Ashley Madison is a website for married people seeking affairs. Sex therapist Tammy Nelson is its resident relationship expert. Nelson said many people wind up cheating on their partners because they lack passion in their marriage. That’s why Nelson recommends having an “affair” with your spouse, meaning you put in […]
Ashley Madison is a website for married people seeking affairs. Sex therapist Tammy Nelson is its resident relationship expert. Nelson said some cheaters are so overwhelmed by the pressure to keep the affair secret that they passive-aggressively try to get caught. Nelson tries to help clients who are having affairs […]
Ashley Madison is a website for married people seeking affairs. Their resident relationship expert is sex therapist Tammy Nelson. Nelson said there are, generally speaking, two types of affairs: those in which people want to leave their primary relationship and those in which they don’t. Other experts say people in […]
Being cheated on is no fun for the betrayed partner. To lessen the pain, the unfaithful partner often says “it meant nothing.” This is actually a terrible thing to say, because it minimises the act. If you really want the relationship to work, you have to be brutally honest about […]
YouTube just pulled hundreds of videos sponsored by paid essay-writing service EduBirdie, which encourages academic cheating. The videos were removed following a BBC investigation that reported the existence of more than 250 YouTube channels containing paid promotions for EduBirdie on the site. The promotions violate YouTube’s Academic Aid policy, which […]
Being cheated on can be incredibly traumatic. Some people feel like they will never get over the heartbreak. A thread on Reddit has some ideas about how you can get over the insecurities of someone being unfaithful to you. There are a few typical giveaways someone is cheating on you, […]
Being cheated on can feel like the worst thing that ever happened to you. But according to research, it probably benefits you in the long run. While you grow from the experience, the real loser is the person your ex ran off with. A break-up never feels good. In fact, […]
A recent study has shown how people could tell if someone had cheated just by listening to their voice. Women were better at picking up on it than men. Voices can tell us a lot about a person, but exactly what it is that gives the game away about infidelity […]
People cheat on their partners for different reasons. There are also varying levels of cheating,from microcheating to full-blown affairs. Some evidence even suggests that intelligent people are more likely to want to cheat on their partners. New survey data from Ashley Madison, the leading dating website that helps married people […]
Ashley Madison is a popular website for married people seeking extramarital affairs. An Ashley Madison survey found many people said they cheat to fulfil emotional needs, and not just sexual ones. Some people surveyed said an affair makes them feel more alive, something relationship experts have also observed. Ashley Madison […]
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate how committed you are to your partner. Unfortunately, if your partner is young, easily distracted, or even adequately sexually satisfied, they could be more likely to cheat on you. New research from Florida State University has highlighted some of the main predictors that […]
“Ghosting” is disappearing without a trace from someone you were dating. It’s normally thought of as the cowardly thing to do, but one Reddit user has changed the game. She told the subreddit r/Confession about how she ghosted her boyfriend of five years, and everyone is on board with it. […]
There are many misconceptions about why women choose to cheat on their partners. New research shows women can have a very pragmatic approach to sexual infidelity, and often their husbands never find out. Here are five myths about cheating that we often assume to be true. There are many clichés […]
Sociologist Alicia Walker researched why women cheat on their husbands. She found out that the clichés about what women look for in lovers is not necessarily true. Women told her that they often cheat to stay married to husbands they loved, not to leave them. If you ask someone the […]
Rapper Jay-Z told The New York Times he’s gone to therapy and benefitted from it. He started to understand where his difficult emotions were coming from. He also learned to depersonalize others’ aggression, because he realised they’re dealing with their own difficult emotions. Rapper Jay-Z says he’s gone to therapy […]
Breaking up with someone is particularly...
Esther Perel is a couples therapist and the...
Esther Perel is a couples therapist and the...
The Office of National Statistics estimates...
A 2014 report detailing the extent of the...
Couples therapist Esther Perel , author of...
According to some research, a higher IQ means...
Cheating is one of the biggest tests a...
Infidelity means different things to different people. Psychologists and relationship experts have spent years studying the science of infidelity, including when couples are more likely to cheat and how it can affect them. Men are more likely to cheat when they have a milestone birthday coming up, according to one […]
• In 2016, 20% of older Americans said...
Admitting you were unfaithful in past...
The INSIDER Summary:
A survey asked...
Infidelity is one of the biggest causes of...
It’s hard to define an emotional affair. Licensed marriage and family therapist Sheri Meyers wrote the book “Chatting or Cheating,” in which she lists some signs that your partner might be having an emotional affair. Those signs include wanting more time and space to themselves and getting defensive. Visit Business […]
Emotional infidelity is murky territory -- ...
There is one notorious cheater on the PGA tour...
Ever worry that your significant other...
VIDEO: Your relationship could be saved after cheating with these tips.
VIDEO: Author Neil Strauss reveals a fascinating theory on why people stray outside of their relationships for sex.
« Previous Page
— Next Page »