Psychological Distress: Precursor or Consequence of Dating Infidelity?

  title={Psychological Distress: Precursor or Consequence of Dating Infidelity?},
  author={Julie H. Hall and Frank D. Fincham},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={143 - 159}
Research on infidelity-related distress has focused on victims with little attention to perpetrators. Two studies therefore explore the psychological functioning of individuals who have engaged in dating infidelity. Study 1 showed that, compared to faithful partners, individuals who had engaged in infidelity showed more psychological distress. Study 2 investigated the interrelationships among infidelity, psychological distress, and relationship satisfaction over time. Results suggested that… 

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