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How infidelity may lead to a divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2023 | Divorce |

Marriage is a happy phase in many people’s lives. However, several factors can lead to the marriage ending, and being unfaithful is one of them.

Trust is vital in a healthy marriage. Infidelity breaks trust and causes significant emotional pain. When one can’t trust their partner, they may have negative thoughts and actions. Eventually, this can lead to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. It can be challenging to stay in a marriage that brings out such emotions. Thus, they may ask for a divorce.

Bring up other issues

A spouse who cheats may try to blame the other party for their action. For instance, they cheated because they were dissatisfied or unhappy. This may bring up underlying issues in the marriage. In addition to healing from the infidelity, the couple will have to solve such matters for the marriage to work. Unfortunately, in some cases, these issues may be deep-rooted and can be irreconcilable.


Confusion is one of the emotions people get after discovering their spouse has cheated. Even though it might be clear for some, others find it hard to decide whether to leave or stay, especially when children are involved or the marriage has lasted for years. However, during this period, one may not be fully present in the marriage. They may shut down, which can lead to a divorce.

It can be painful when your partner is unfaithful. If you opt for a divorce, learn about your rights to take calculated steps toward getting the divorce settlement you deserve.