In the course of that testimony, when asked whether that act would be considered infidelity Ms. “Yes,” she responded, adding, “It’s considered a form of psychological abuse.” The last thing I want to do is step into the “legal expert” arena, but as a marriage educator I feel compelled to address the opinion offered by Ms.
La Violette: that infidelity occurred between Arias and Alexander.
Moreover, in most states in this country, romantically involved gay and lesbian couples do not have the option of marrying.
Nonetheless, if cohabitating or romantic couples define themselves as being in committed, monogamous relationships, then it makes sense to broaden the definition of fidelity to include people who have sworn such a promise.
After all, if one day they are to be married, then the door will forever be shut on meeting other suitors.
I’ll grant you that infidelity can happen in circumstances other than marriage. S., more people choose to live together than choose to marriage.
In fact, in Western culture, dating prior to marriage is one of the ways that people ultimately choose their spouse.
From Casanova to George Clooney, single individuals can, and some would argue, should, date with impunity.
Alexander was stabbed 27 times and suffered a slashed throat and gunshot to the head. She faces the death penalty if convicted.” This is a tragic story, and the trial involves a number of mental health experts taking the stand.
All who have made this vow must repudiate romantic relationships with anyone but the person they are committed to. To run fast and loose with the phrase “infidelity” cheapens the value and intent of being in a monogamous relationship, particularly marriage.