I have been reading the book "The Truth about Cheating" (sorry, I don't know how to underline on here) by Gary Neuman and have learned some interesting statistics:
1. The married men studied by Gary Neuman were married for an average of six years before having their first affair (p. 35).
2. 69% of men in the study who cheated never believed (before the affair) that they would ever cheat (p. 4).
3. Only 7% of cheating men in the study admitted infidelity freely, without being questioned (p. 4).
4. 68% of the men denied cheating even after questioning and/or admitted the infidelity only after being confronted with hard evidence of the affair (p. 4).
5. Of the cheating men studied by Gary Neuman, 54% cheated with one woman, while 46% admitted cheating with more than one woman over time.
6. Neuman writes, "The results of studies are spread widely, suggesting that anywhere from 22 to 70% of husbands cheat on their wives. Many suggest the current acceptable statistic is that roughly half of all men have had affairs (p.4)."
Wow. If approximately half of men cheat and only 7% of them tell their wives without being questioned, how many unsuspecting, loving wives are living in a false reality? Pretty scary, if you ask me. Which brings me back to the question of how in the world I will ever be able to trust any man again, ever, no matter how wonderful and trustworthy he may seem.