[Read: How to resist temptation] While an affair can happen for many reasons, the repercussions almost always depends solely on just two factors, the innocent partner’s ego and their humility. The only thing that’s hard to control is the anger or the humiliation.
Affairs happen for many reasons, but they have to end someday.
However, working through such issues after marriage—particularly if the issues involve your spouse—can make you feel even more exposed.
In marriage, the emotional stakes are even higher and there is less space to “hide” in the relationship.
The boundaries of relational transgressions are permeable.
Betrayal for example, is often used as a synonym for a relational transgression.