03/31/2014 02:52 pm ET

Esther Perel On Affairs: Spouses In Happy Marriages Cheat And Americans Don’t Understand Infidelity.

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We would all like to believe that affairs are the refuge of the discontented, that only people in unhappy marriages cheat. But “happy,” it turns out, is not a sufficient antidote to affair.

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