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NCBI ROFL: Study proves cheating good for marriage.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflApr 2, 2010 12:00 AM


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"It is commonly assumed that infidelity, if not concealed from the other partner, is harmful to monogamous relationships (MRs). However, this assumption has never been directly tested. In order to determine if "cheating" does, in fact, harm MRs, we recruited 97 married heterosexual couples currently receiving marital counseling therapy, and randomly assigned each couple to an experimental or control group. The 31 couples in the control group continued their traditional marital counseling therapy. The remaining 66 couples were urged by their therapist to seek sexual attention outside the relationship... Read the rest of this entry »

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