An affair is a romantic and emotionally intense relationship with someone other than your spouse or partner. Generally, affairs do not last long (though there are exceptions) and occur between two people who are not married or otherwise committed to one another.
What is considered marital cheating?
Infidelity, or cheating, is the act of being unfaithful to a spouse or other partner. It typically means engaging in sexual or romantic relations with a person other than ones significant other, breaking a commitment or promise in the act. Each case of infidelity is different and fulfills a different need.
Why do marital affairs happen?
Some of the reasons cited as the cause for cheating may include: Unhappiness/Dissatisfaction: Dissatisfaction with the marriage either emotionally or sexually is common. Marriage is work, and without mutual nurturing couples may grow apart. Feeling unappreciated: Feeling undervalued or neglected can lead to infidelity.
Are marital affairs legal?
Section 497 of the IPC states that a man who has sexual intercourse with a woman whom he knows is married, is liable to be punished for adultery. While women have the civil remedy of divorce on grounds of adultery, it is a long-drawn and complex process.