One measure of infidelity among couples is the frequency of children secretly conceived with a different partner, leading to "non-paternities".
I feel bad about it every time I think about and I feel even worse every time the girl I’m dating brings up the fact of how she can trust me and how she loves how honest I am with her.
Article uses three different citation styles: inline footnotes, a "references section" and a "further reading" section. For example, the first citation, Leeker & Carlozzi, points to the further reading section. Infidelity (also referred to as cheating, adultery (when married), being unfaithful, or having an affair) is a violation of a couple's assumed or stated contract regarding emotional and/or sexual exclusivity.
The second citation (Weeks) is both defined in text and pointed at using a footnote. Other scholars define infidelity as a violation according to the subjective feeling that one's partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms; this violation results in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry.
It's on a sliding scale, with some people believing some behaviors are more damaging than others.
decided to take the mystery out of the equation, asking women to contribute their most intimate—and iffy—might've-been-cheating stories so readers could vote on what crosses the line.