There are of course open marriages where sex outside marriage is agreed by both spouses, but what of adultery that may be termed as "cheating"?a·dul·ter·y/əˈdəlt(ə)rē/
Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse.
Cheating on your partner is thought to be among the worst things one can do in a relationship, a breach of sexual intimacy, personal trust and often cited as proof that the cheater does not love their spouse. Yet is it anything worse than a broken promise, perhaps not that dissimilar to breaking a vow to stop going to the pub after work or to quit smoking at the behest of one's spouse?
And if we can agree that adultery is immoral why is it that we do not legislate against it, as we legislate against other immoral actions such as theft, murder, vandalism, assault, verbal abuse and many other actions that consist of one party doing wrong by another?
I am not suggesting that we should make adultery illegal, but I'm interested to see some discussion about it. Your thoughts?