Extra marital affairs refer to sexual and romantic relationships between a married individual and someone other than their partner and without the consent of their partner. It is also referred to as adultery or infidelity. Extra marital affairs violate a couple’s legal and emotional contract regarding sexual, emotional, and physical exclusivity towards each other.
Infidelity often carries both religious and moral penalties punishable by both religious and civil law. Extra marital affairs are known as being among the leading factors in divorce. They can happen between two married parties or one married and one unattached individual.