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Extramarital Affairs

Ann Landers, Spokesman Review

Dear Ann Landers: You have printed many letters about extramarital affairs. Here are some things your readers should be aware of: About half the men and a third of the women who are cheating say they are perfectly content and there is nothing wrong with their marriages. Being religious does not prevent infidelity. Women are as willing as men to have an affair. Fewer than 10 percent of those having an affair will divorce their spouses to marry their lovers. A large percentage of those who do often have another divorce. People who have affairs are more likely to be divorced, distressed and disappointed. The chemistry that drives an affair lasts anywhere from a few weeks to three years before it cools down.