The repercussions of marital infidelity | Sunday Observer

The repercussions of marital infidelity

13 November, 2022

A hushed tone may contribute to a discussion on an extramarital relationship. Infidelity is predominantly scowled down. The negative consequences of adultery have a big price to pay; its influence with the social reputation and the mental and physical well-being of an individual should be of immense consideration.

On your big day, the wedding vows that you make to each other talk about a lifetime togetherness, a life of resolving fidelity and obligation, a life shared experiencing until your face is entirely infiltrated by wrinkles, going through both ups and downs in life.

However, despite all those solomn pledges made, as years pass by that gush of love turns into monotony: lack of interest. As remarked by psychiatrists, a wave of reasons may contribute towards a person’s need to cheat on their spouse while simultaneously being a confidence trickster. It is believed that the history of adultery runs almost into the very beginning of the existence of marriage. It is also revealed by researchers that infidelity is not a manifestation or a symptom of a troubled and painful marriage.

It axiomatically does not correspond with martial debilitation.


A considerable number of reasons stand behind an adulterer: conflict avoidance, protracted lack of sex, shaky, rocky and insecure attachment, seclusion and prolonged monotony, constant arguments and so on may be the most immediate reasons for adultery among many.

Sometimes, one may assume that they too might be able to take the form of self-discovery. On the other hand, the intention of being an adulterer may get triggered with the idea of searching for a new identity facilitated by a lover.

Extramarital relationships are generally bundled with reticence, solitude, clandestineness and above all the fright of being discovered. These factors may intricately fuel the relationships and would make it onerous and laborious to get out.

Research indicates that as the relationship flows for a considerable period of time, you are left to battle with the repercussions of what would happen at the next moment. Albeit, the fact that you are happy with your lover, the sheer sense of giving hard feelings and hurting your spouse may not allow you to maintain your peace of mind.

This sense of feeling associated with culpability and remorse makes you powerless and anaemic, bringing a drop in your level of confidence, self-assurance and conceit. This type of a situation may cause more stress and mental cataclysm and disruption.

Mental health

The sense of angst and despair undoubtedly is a cause that negatively affects your mental health. The angst of getting caught begins feeding on the party that is involved in an extramarital relationship.

They would probably assume as to what would unfold at the next minute, provided that they get caught: the serious repercussions on the peace of family life and the society implications. This paves the way for the mental and emotional insecurity and volatility that makes them susceptible for depression, misery and anxiety.

The persistent feeling of shame and indiscretion associated with awe and dismay may leave an individual mentally weakened and exhausted. Moreover, extreme and unconscionable expectations from a lover may aggravate the situation.

Each factor involved with this situation gives rise to an immense pressure and stress, according to the sense of emotional tiredness along with being amorously and romantically connected with two individuals simultaneously may be rather dire and astounding.


A deliberate thought on the negative consequences of an extramarital relationship may be utterly devastating to one’s mental health. Sometimes, an individual may end up adjudicating themselves as a wrongdoer or a culprit and would take the blame for each and everything that goes wrong.

This particular process of thought may have the potential of causing a heavy flurry and gust to self-esteem. Extramarital relationships more or less lead to the sheer sense of a feeling of disgrace and culpability.

Leading equidistant lives contains colossal logistical decisions to be made, and ultimately that would lead to ennui, fatigue and debility. The stigma of putting one’s marriage on the line, paving the way for emotional bleeding for the spouse and children may create a sea of blues and aches.

However, there are some people who would find the idea of adultery appealing, adventures and breathtaking. It is apparent that they may view it either as a loping mechanism or as a way of taking a break from their dull and dreary routine.

It is needless to say that the degree of emotional onus frequently weighs utterly bulky and cumbersome and that would affect with the mental health of any individual, regardless of their rationale and approval for an extramarital relationship is not a wise idea to put your marriage and the peace of mind in peril and jeopardy just for a few moments of pleasure and excitement.