Do Affair Relationships Last After Divorce?


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Affairs are a hot-button topic, both in the real world and online. From being cheated on to being the cheater, you can find many people who have been affected by marital affairs.

However, once the affair has “wrecked the marriage,” what happens to it? Do the couples stay together after the divorce or do they drift apart?

Before I dive in deep, consider these statistics when it comes to affairs:

  • Only 5 to 7% actually end in marriage
  • Of that number, 75% end in another divorce

I asked one coach, one private investigator, a relationship expert and therapist to tell me what they thought happens to the “affair” after the divorce is signed and sealed.

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Spoiler Alert: Doubtful,


Moms: Are You Having an Emotional Affair?

There’s a special friend that you love talking to — and this person is not your partner! What harm is there in a friend? Shouldn’t married parents have friends? Well, of course. We can’t expect our spouses or our children to bring us every drop of happiness and fulfill our every need, but there’s a difference between a platonic friend and an emotional affair and sometimes, moms cross the line whether they realize they are . . . or not.

Before you tell me, “Oh women aren’t the ones having affairs,” look at these statistics on infidelity thanks to, and stay silent:

Men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had: 57%
Women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had: 54%
Married men who strayed at least once during marriage: 22%
Married women who strayed at least once during marriage: 14%

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Don’t Do It!