Affair - A serious breach of trust that results in intense feelings of betrayal.
Hurt Partner - The person in the primary relationship whose assumption of monogamy has been violated.
Unfaithful Partner - The person in the primary relationship who has engaged in an extramarital affair.
Lover - The person not involved in the primary relationship who has engaged in an affair.
Gender Response - The stereotypical ways in which a specified group will react to a situation.
Unrequited Love - A powerful but irrational attachment which makes an individual desire to remain in a relationship even when it is clearly dysfunctional.
Romantic Love - A powerful but irrational attachment which makes an individual desire to remain in a relationship for reasons that are usually irrational and probably ephemeral.
Doubt and Fear - Responses that are the primary immediate obstacles a couple faces when surviving infidelity.
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