30 Apr '17, 10am

Adultery: It's not just the men, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

A noticeable number of marriages in Singapore break down because of an unfaithful spouse: the wife. Twenty veteran family lawyers and private investigators told The Sunday Times that out of every 10 cases they handle in which a spouse cheats, about half are because the wife strayed from the marriage. A decade ago, only two to three out of the 10 unfaithful parties were the wives. And 20 or 30 years ago, an adulterous wife being cited in divorce proceedings was quite unheard of, they added. Lawyer and former Member of Parliament Ellen Lee said that back then, divorce was not an easy option as women were financially dependent on their husbands. Divorce was also less socially accepted. "If a woman committed adultery in the past, she would have been condemned and ostracised by society for breaking up her family and bringing shame to them. The condemnation is not as strong now,...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/adultery-its-not-ju...

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