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With regard to family psychology, fidelity is the most important and not always achievable condition for maintaining the stability of a monogamous marriage. Treason in marriage, adultery – a violation of a public or secret agreement on the exclusivity of intimate relationships.
In family history for at least several millennia, male fidelity, as a concept, was absent. Men, if life circumstances allowed them, allowed themselves to have several wives (there were certain obligations to them) and concubines without a number (there were no obligations to the concubines). In this case, female infidelity was considered simply as physical infidelity, namely a sexual relationship with another man. The fact of forcing a woman to have sex could be a circumstance mitigating her guilt, but it might not be. Continue reading