Psychology Today: From Promise to Promiscuity

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Kristina Gordon, psychology professor, was interviewed for a lengthy piece entitled “From Promise to Promiscuity” on infidelity in Psychology Today. The publication spoke to Gordon about her research into the “other woman.” Usually, Gordon said, the fixation on the other woman and desire for details about her are not what they seem. “It’s really a test of the straying spouse by the wounded one: ‘Will you be open with me about the affair?’ They really don’t want to know the gory details; either it will spark a fight or make them feel bad. The wounded spouse just wants proof that she’s important enough.”

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