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Cheating Statistics Reveal: How Many Marriages Survive an Affair?

Recent Survey in the USA Reveals a Surprising Percent of Marriages Surviving Infidelity


(Los Angeles, CA) – No marriage is perfect, but you might have thought that infidelity is a deal breaker for most couples. A recent survey about cheating statistics reveals a surprising number of relationships NOT resulting in divorce after infidelity.

Contrary to common belief, not every marriage shattered by infidelity ends with a breakup or divorce. A new survey about infidelity statistics has found that only 19 percent of people who were cheated on ended the relationship right away. 22 percent eventually broke up because they couldn’t get over the betrayal.

Lisa Penn, the owner of the new website –, has found these interesting statistics while researching the net (obsessively as usual) for infidelity facts and cheating statistics. Penn has managed to survive an affair in her marriage after a long struggle and decided to share her experience with anyone who needs it.

“The problem with the statistics on cheating is that these are just numbers, says Penn, “They don’t tell the complicated story of each relationship and its struggles over time. The numbers don’t know if your partner cheated only once or many times, if he truly regrets cheating or feels no remorse at all, if you have children you want to protect from divorce and if both of you still love each other deeply.”

Surprisingly, this means that 78 percent of marriages in the USA manage to survive an affair and save their relationships. If you look specifically at physical affairs – The survival percent drops drastically – Just over half of the divorces were initiated because of sexual infidelity.

How Can You Tell if Your Relationship Can Survive Cheating?
There are a few signs that an affair victim can look for when deciding whether or not regain trust in their spouse and begin the healing process after an affair:

  1. The spouse cuts all connection with the other woman/man.
  2. The spouse reveals all the details of the affair
  3. The spouse shows deep remorse and regrets his or her actions often.

“In my experience, if you find these signs in your relationship, there is a very good chance of it surviving infidelity. Of course, it will take hard work on both sides. My advice is not to try salvaging your marriage alone. It’s critical to have the right kind of help and to go through the right steps if you want to heal the scars that the affair has left on your relationship,” says Penn.

If you want to know exactly what to do and say after finding out about an affair, how to decide if to stay or leave, eliminate the obsessive and negative thoughts, overcome the pain and how to forgive – Visit is a new website collecting the most interesting statistics on cheating from around the world and also personal experience and advice about how to survive an affair in a relationship.

Lisa Penn


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