Science has some encouraging news for anyone who has been cheated on … or thinks they may have been. By Sean Braswell. It can lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, an increase in risk-taking behavior and actual physical pain. In short, it hurts like hell, and the impact can be far-reaching. But, as with so many aspects of human behavior, it turns out we are fairly adaptive creatures, especially over the long term, and even an experience as calamitous as being cheated on has a potentially large upside.
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I felt the pressure, I pushed it off but it continued to hang over me like a dark shadow. It seemed that it became the only thing my girlfriend cared about. We talked about it, again and again and again, but seemed to make no progress. Then it happened, I met a girl through friends that I really seemed to click with.
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Infidelity synonyms include: What constitutes an act of infidelity depends upon the exclusivity expectations within the relationship. When they are not met, research has found that psychological damage can occur, including feelings of rage and betrayal , lowering of sexual and personal confidence , and damage to self-image. The form and extent of these consequences are often dependent on the gender of the unfaithful person.