How infidelity affects marriage and families

Clinical psychologist Welmoet Bok says infidelity is not only limited to sex, and can include emotional and financial infidelity too.

Infidelity involves any sort of secret-keeping from your partner in significant areas of your life.

Welmoet Bok, Clinical Psychologist

It doesn't matter the extent of the infidelity, it is the secret-keeping and betrayal of trust.

Welmoet Bok, Clinical Psychologist

Relationship coach Makabelo Motaung says many people create their own definitions of what constitutes cheating, and it may differ from couple to couple.

She says it is possible for partners to work through infidelity marriages and families.

The pair spoke about complex reasons behind infidelity and how it can affect many different relationships.

Take a listen to the intriguing discussion:


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