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The Act of Being Unfaithful: Shocking Statistics

In the “Unfaithful” section of, the staff weighs in on some surprising infidelity statistics:

Infidelity & Divorce:

69% of marriages don’t survive after an affair.

Studies suggest that only 31% of marriages make it through infidelity.

80% of couples who go through with a divorce after an affair regret the decision.

17% of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.

Research suggests that 56% of divorces are caused by an obsession with pornography.

Weight loss surgery patients have an 85% greater chance of divorcing their spouse than people who have not had weight loss surgery.

Studies suggest that 75% of married couples with special needs children get divorced. From the stress and strain on the marriage associated with caring for a special needs child, perhaps?

Men. Vs. Women

Recent studies suggest that there is infidelity in 8 out of 10 marriages in the US. The “type” of infidelity, whether it is physical or emotional, is not specified.

68% of women in the US say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.

74% of men say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.

54% of married men do not know that their wives are involved in extramarital affairs.

Studies suggest that 70% of married women do not know their husbands are having an affair.

14% of married women in the US admit to having had an affair.

Cheating Types & Results:

12% of Americans spend up to ten hours a week online looking for extramarital sexual encounters.

44% of men cheat on their wives because they feel they are not having enough sex in their marriage.

40% of married men who have an affair use an escort service.

64% of adults believe that sexting can be an act of infidelity.

Research suggests that almost 3% of all children are the product of infidelity.

Studies show that 75% of relationships which start out as affairs end in failure.

10% of adulterers eventually marry their lovers.

Infidelity, unfortunately, is a factor spouses have to deal with in many marriages in the United States. Above all else, you deserve the truth and peace of mind. If you believe your loved one is stepping out on your marriage, contact ICU Investigations today for your free consultation. Suspicious? Get Answers.

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