Extramarital affairs – scandalous, frowned upon, deemed a sin in many cultures, and a crime as per many law books… and this doesn’t even begin to address the heartbreak, betrayal and humiliation it causes. And where children are involved, damages are far more severe.
Society respects and applauds monogamy, yet infidelity has been an intrinsic part of almost all cultures. Anthropological studies hypothesise that monogamy was merely adopted as a means of efficient social arrangement, so as to ensure a systematic passing-down of assets and privileges.
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