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Husbands Cheat More When Their Wives Are Pregnant

Posted Mar 29 2010 4:09am


Here’s one tidbit you’re not likely to read about anytime soon in the classic book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”: men are more likely to cheat when their wives are pregnant.

That’s according to a recent study published in the Journal of Family Psychology. Overall, the study found that marital infidelity happens 2.3% of the time on an annual basis. Other studies have found that 21% of men cheat over the course of a relationship in which they are married or living together. Of course, that’s based on what the men admit to. Something tells me the actual number is a tad higher.

Pregnancy is one of the major factors that increase the risk of a husbands’ cheating. Other big factors that correlate with infidelity include neuroticism and lack of religiousness (although don’t tell that to Jimmy Swaggart).

[via Barking up the wrong tree ]

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