February 18, 2016
Every few months, it seems someone starts up the never-ending discussion again: Can men and women be friends without sex getting in the way? And can you still be friends with your opposite sex friends after you’re in a relationship? (Or same-sex if in a same-sex relationship?)
In the 80s, When Harry Met Sallytried to answer these questions. Their answers? No, to the first question. After all,...
July 05, 2013
Noel Biderman, CEO, Ashley Madison shares his thoughts in avoiding infidelity.
Visit TheOpeningDoor.org Saturday at 9am PST to listen to the full interview.
August 26, 2011
I never thought I would be the recipient of a letter that informed me that my partner was cheating on me. I had heard that story before and have to say that I don’t know which way to turn, what to believe, or how to trust what he says… I feel like I am starting from square one again and although our relationship works so well in so many ways I am not sure how to think about this act of infidelity...
June 14, 2011
by Tina Tessina
If your spouse has had an affair, that’s tough enough, but finding out there’s a resulting child is really devastating. Your marriage can survive, if both of you still want it. Here are three things to consider:
1. Deal with immaturity and thoughtlessness. In order for a child to result from an affair, both people involved were not taking responsibility for their actions. There...
June 03, 2011
Dr. Tammy Nelson
Studies show that more than half of all women and over sixty percent of men will cheat at some point in their marriage.
This seems like a whole lot of people are having affairs.
But it depends on how you define cheating. New concepts for marriage are popping up all over. Polyamory, from the Greek, ‘poly’ meaning ‘many’ and the Latin ‘amour’ meaning ‘love,’ simply means ‘many...
May 19, 2010
“I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.” -Woody Allen
On the drive up to the State Tennis tournament and with graduation just weeks away, we were listing the names of the kids we knew in common to find out where they will head off next year. As we were talking, I learned about a boy who I had known since my...
October 01, 2009
“We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.” Albert Camus
Most people who have affairs will say that they don’t know how it happened. Extramarital affairs are rarely consciously planned; they happen as life often does, with one thing leading to another. Evolutionary psychologists, in attempts to understand human behavior as...
September 21, 2009
If ever an expression defined human behavior, it is the notion that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Ovid, an ancient Roman philosopher and poet was perhaps the first when he said that “the harvest is always more fruitful in another man’s fields.” This sense that life is better for others has perhaps its strongest and most debilitating hold on us as it affects our...
November 03, 2008
Three years ago I caught my husband cheating while I was pregnant with our third child. It was a one night stand with a girl he picked up in a bar. After three years of one lie after another I filed for divorce and moved out. This seemed to be the wake up call he needed and since then the lines of communication have really opened. The problem is that the things he is confessing to have...