I have been happily married to my wife for two years. She claims that all of these encounters occurred within the first four years of our eight year courtship.
Two of the men were one night stands (college vacations) and the third was a man she dated briefly while we were broken up for three months.
He was the first guy I slept with, the first I brought home to my parents, the one I spent every holiday and birthday with.
Then he started fooling around with my best friend's roommate, and a month later they were a couple.
Try and rewrite your letter in neutral language, avoiding words like 'cheat' and 'one-night stand'.
It might read something like this: 'My wife and I have been married for two years.
As you can imagine, shacking up with someone else when you're living under the same roof as your signifcant other makes for some tension.
Young men and women who reported having sex with someone else didn't feel discontent enough in their relationship to end it; but those who found out they were being cheated on did.
The question of semantics also makes it difficult: what exactly is cheating? In spite of these difficulties, there are many studies of varying scientific integrity that all seem to draw the same conclusion: people cheat.As much as people try to toe the line of what counts as cheating, there's no blurring the fact that it's destructive for a relationship when the dirty laundry's aired.But once you're out of college and in the real world for a couple years, the impulse to commit to a monogamous relationship settles in, right? ) Researchers from Penn State University have done some digging to see just how common cheating really is among young adults, and how damning the deception is for men and women who are married versus dating and living together. At the study's conclusion, the sample ranged in age from 24-32.Many of the them cite the same resources for their statistics, which is both reassuring and a bit suspect.After all, if everyone is simply repeating the same statistics from a study that may have been wrong, it simply means they're repeating errors.