Upwards of 40% of married couples are impacted by infidelity,1 and despite the high percentage, most people — even those who stray — will say that cheating is wrong. Frustration in the marriage is one common trigger; the cheater may make several attempts to solve problems to no avail.
What percentage of marriages have infidelity?
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), infidelity in the United States accounted for 20-40 percent of divorces. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one partner in 88% of couples studied cited infidelity as a major contributing factor.
Does everyone cheat in marriage?
But why do people cheat? Another more recent and perhaps more accurate study showed that about 15 percent to 18 percent of married people have cheated on their spouses. That still means the vast majority of people arent cheaters, which is great to hear.