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What Counts as Cheating?

GalTime | Posted 05.26.2013 | Women

As dating trends and habits evolve within our society, one thing will always remain taboo: Cheating. In a relationship, what exactly constitutes as cheating? What would you do if your partner cheated, and do men and women define it differently?

Is Infidelity A Marriage Deal Breaker?

Posted 03.14.2013 | Divorce

Are couples too quick to give up on their marriages following infidelity? That's the question author Wendy Plump posed on Thursday in a HuffPost Di...

Old White Guys

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.

The Most Important Thing To Do After An Affair

Posted 02.06.2013 | Divorce

By Marina Pearson for "I feel so guilty I had the affair. I don't even know why I did it. What was I thinking?" This is a very typ...

The 5 Most Common Reactions To Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 04.02.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Not everyone reacts to infidelity the same way over time.

My Ex Invited Me into His Open Marriage

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Samara O'Shea

Once his marital status was on the table, I suddenly became self-conscious. I wondered, "Wait a second ... am I on a date?"

How To Start Having Sex Again -- After One Of You Cheats

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

If you choose to stay together, this may be an essential step in your healing process.

What All Mistresses Need

Whiskey Tortoise | Posted 03.16.2013 | Divorce
Whiskey Tortoise

Mistresses are privy to all sorts of misplaced condescension, and condemnation, from family, friends and co-workers.

Confessions Of A Mistress

Whiskey Tortoise | Posted 03.09.2013 | Divorce
Whiskey Tortoise

No one found out about the affair, but this writer has lived with the deception for 10 years.

Getting Engaged? Now Fear This

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Sheryl Paul

Since we're not properly educated about love, romance, attraction, and marriage, we often carry a host of erroneous beliefs about the nature of attraction.

How Your Affair Could Come Back To Haunt You

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Having an affair may seem like a good idea at the time, and a really bad idea once it becomes too complicated to manage a double life, and the guilt too difficult to bear.

I Cheated With My Wife's Best Friend And Lived To Tell About It

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2012 | Divorce

During the HuffPost Live segment “Cheaters' Victims: Safeguarding Yourself Against Infidelity,” host Caroline Tehrani explored how cheating affect...

The Real Reason It's So Hard To Stay Faithful

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

If monogamy fails more than half of the time, are we looking at a system that no longer serves our needs? Are we holding onto a romanticized notion of love and desire, hoping that we can get it right, but continuing to fail at it over and over again?

Why I Understand Paula Broadwell

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

In my day, I've had crushes on pretty much every guy I looked up to, worked for or whose class I attended -- even the ones who looked like extras fromIronweed. There was no common denominator between them except for the fact that they all ran the show.

CIA Director David Petraeus Should Not Have Resigned

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The bottom line is this is a man who is very good at what he does professionally, and we need him. It's a major loss for our country. Cheating on your spouse is never a good idea, but what does that have to do with Petraeus' ability to run the CIA?

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson -- Is There Hope for Healing After Betrayal?

Sheri Meyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Sheri Meyers

Could it be a publicity stunt designed to change attitudes while they're on their worldwide promotional tour for the final Twilight movie? Or could it be, now that the dust has settled, that they both realize that they still really love each other?

Artist Secretly Documents Her Dates With Married Men

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts

"Nothing’s gone wrong actually, I just like difference," says one of the men in Natasha Caruana's photo project on cheating spouses. The 29-year-old...

Why You Should Be Concerned About A Spouse’s New 'Friend'

Michele Weiner-Davis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Divorce
Michele Weiner-Davis

Even if two people are not engaged in a physical relationship, the emotional attachment can threaten the very foundation and fabric of the marriage.

Confessions Of A Secret ‘Love Child’

E. O'Neill | Posted 12.05.2012 | Divorce
E. O'Neill

When I heard Arnold Schwarzenegger tell "60 Minutes" host Lesley Stahl that fathering a love child during his affair was the "stupidest thing I have ever done," I cringed. Those words confirmed for me the stigma of being illegitimate. I know, because I am a secret love child.

Is Monogamy Natural?

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 12.05.2012 | Women
Stefanie Iris Weiss

After five, seven, or seventeen years, rest assured your wandering eye does not make you a bad person. It makes you human -- it makes you a woman.

I Started An Affair -- Over Twitter

Salon | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women

A man I never met broke my heart. He followed me on Twitter, on the account I use for occupiers and politics. We flirted about anything: waterfalls, s...

How Things Like This Happen: A Study In Character

Grant Broward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grant Broward

As the semester came to a close and a month passed after Matt's disclosure in the bar, there was an end-of-year party we all attended. Knowing Matt would be there, I braced myself for the run-in, knowing exactly what I needed to get off my chest.

How Things Like This Happen: Societal Indictment

Grant Broward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grant Broward

Although Matt and Liz were not married, it was clear that they were on that path. But here he was, in this bar, drunkenly shouting at me, "I fucking love you." Wreck a home, or take the high road? Was this home inevitably doomed, regardless of my decision?

How Things Like This Happen: A Betrayal

Grant Broward | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grant Broward

Matt seemed to want to pretend that we were cordial friends, likely to save face. It seemed that he wanted to forget that the summer had ever happened. Although I felt over the experience, I was certain that he was hiding his true sexuality.

How My Husband Discovered My Affair

Dana Adam Shapiro | Posted 10.25.2012 | Divorce
Dana Adam Shapiro

I suppose in some weird, judgmental way, I always thought that affairs were symptoms of moral character. And now I see them for what they are. It is a crying out of feeling totally alone within your own marriage.