Can an Affair Ever be Good for Marriage?

altMarriage, as an institution, holds true only when the partners are faithfully committed to each other.

 But in present times, most couples are toying with the idea of extra-marital affairs to seek out the passion that they have lost with time. This article will debate on the moral implications of affairs and how it can affect the health of a marriage.

Marriage as an Institution

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When two people are brought together in holy union, it is only after they vow their undying fidelity that the union is sanctified. The ritual aside, a relationship should never have to experience the turmoil of infidelity. It not only tears apart two loving individuals, but also jeopardizes the lives of others involved. When a relationship survives wholly on trust and honesty, an extra-marital affair is completely unacceptable. According to Vedic scriptures, the holy matrimony is instantly nullified when the partners indulge in extra-marital relationships.

The Implications of Having an Affair

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Studies have shown that people unsatisfied with their married lives are most susceptible to engaging in sexual relationships with others. While some claim to seek pleasure, others commit to such acts for purely emotional reasons. Whatever the reason, an extra-marital affair is an illegitimate relationship in every sense of the word. Not only is it a cause for immense emotional heartache for the spouse, but it is also a source of constant depression and guilt for the partner experiencing it. One can safely say that no one would want to indulge in such a relationship if they were made aware of the consequences. Legally speaking, an affair with potent proof stands as ground for termination and depending on the case build-up, it can end up as a very messy and expensive affair.

So is it Good for Marriage?

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Unless your intention is to use an affair as a ruse to break up a cantankerous union, one would dissuade you against it. If you feel unhappy in your marriage, there are numerous ways of dealing with the situation. Infidelity cannot, in any way, be beneficial to marriage. Proper counseling and settlement can help a couple find answers to their relationship problems. A relationship thrives on kindness, compassion and honesty. Without these, a relationship will crumble away to obscurity.

While it is extremely thrilling to engage in an extra-marital affair, the consequences can be quite disastrous. Thus you should keep away from such temptations, if you wish to preserve your marital relationship.

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