During my web blogger journey of over a year, I have had the opportunity of editing more than 10 blogs that speak of extramarital relationships liberally. I found that people often talk about falling in love with someone other than their spouse, but yet, the traditional and orthodox norms of Indian society pull them back to their marriages even though they are tempted by their personal feelings to pursue pleasure with a new person.
Are we becoming more accepting?
Well, queries and confessions surrounding extramarital relationships are not a novel concept and have been prevalent in society for decades now. Segments on infidelity that document personal problems relating to extramarital affairs have been present in magazines and newspapers. However, queries, confessions, or counselling posts were primarily published as anonymous or with a changed name. Things are changing now though; the shame and secrecy surrounding affairs are diminishing. Could this mean we are becoming more accepting towards these kinds of relations, or is it simply that people are more honest these days?