Updated: DECEMBER 24, 2018
Infidelity refers to the feeling that one partner in a relationship violated the trust and intimacy agreement between the two parties. Infidelity does not necessarily refer to adultery. Adultery is specific to marriage and extra-marital sex. Infidelity can refer to any breach of conditions of unwritten relationship agreement between two people.
Infidelity may also be referred to as cheating, adultery, or having an affair.
More About Infidelity
Infidelity is essentially a breach of loyalty to an individual within the context of an intimate or romantic relationship. The nature of the breach of trust is not necessarily physical or sexual in nature. Infidelity can be psychological or emotional as well. Infidelity is determined based on the expectations and agreements within specific relationships. What constitutes an act of infidelity in one relationship may not be considered infidelity in another.