Kristen Stewart & Rupert Sanders: Why Cheating Happens

Kristen Stewart in 2010By Care2 Healthy Living Editors


The Internet has been abuzz with news that Kristen Stewart, of Twilight fame, cheated on her heartthrob boyfriend Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders, her (married-with-kids) director from Snow White and the Huntsman. While this isn't the type of thing we usually report on at Care2, we can't deny the human fascination with cheating and infidelity.

To learn more about why cheating happens and how to prevent it, check out these stories:

  • A study published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour found specific personality factors and relationship issues that can be associated with cheating, for both men and women. Plus, 10 tips for keeping your partner faithful: Predictors Of A Cheating Partner
  • A team of researchers compared choices in sexual behavior with genes and found an interesting association: Is Sexual Infidelity Genetic?
  • Find out the two main reasons why infidelity happens, and rethink what infidelity might mean to your relationship: Reflections on Infidelity
  • Learn important lessons on how to transition from starry-eyed new love into a committed, honest relationship: 5 Tips to Infidelity-Proof Your Relationship
  • According to one study, almost one quarter of people have cheated on their S.O.-but there may be a simple remedy: Can Talking Prevent Cheating?
  • And, finally, a whole different perspective on the topic. Do we have to stick to monogamy? Why not try being "monogamish"?: Marriage Beyond Monogamy

Bottom line: cheating happens. Fortunately, most of us don't have to be scrutinized by the media and the public when such things happen to us. In the meantime, we hope these articles offer some insight.

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