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    The endless infidelity cases featured throughout the series suggest that it's OK to cheat on your partner because everyone does it, so why not you?

    Do you agree with this? Is cheating on your wife/husband something normal, that people are bound to do? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is Grey's Anatomy (everyone cheats with everyone) and 1 is the Quran law, how much do you think people should cheat on eachother?


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    There's no question of "should". Nor is there any question of modelling or analysing normal behaviour on the basis of a not-very-good television series. When a show like this has a core group of characters and not much opportunity for aberrant behaviour (violence, drugs) in the way that crime shows do and no opportunity at all for comic or satirical or political exchanges, sexual and other inter-personal behaviours are the only plot devices left for the overworked writers.

    Misunderstandings and betrayals between friends or family as well as sexual indiscretions are, in fact, fairly common human behaviours. It's believed that somewhere between 30 and 60% of all married individuals in the USA will engage in infidelity at some stage in their marriages - remember a lot of these people are married to others who also engage in infidelity so it's a bit difficult to work out how many marriages are affected.

    Though surveys suggest that close to 50% of men engage in infidelity at some stage in marriage - so that's probably the base figure to work from. Remember that 50% of marriages end in divorce so that's probably a reasonable guide for marriage generally. But that 50% includes 2nd and subsequent marriages so that's also hard to line up with other statistics, because one person may marry 3 times - so that counts for 3 - but engages in infidelity in more than one of those marriages, but the person counts only once on that previous survey result.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxycodone View Post
    The endless infidelity cases featured throughout the series suggest that it's OK to cheat on your partner because everyone does it, so why not you?

    Do you agree with this? Is cheating on your wife/husband something normal, that people are bound to do? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is Grey's Anatomy (everyone cheats with everyone) and 1 is the Quran law, how much do you think people should cheat on eachother?

    I do not think everyone cheats but, I think we only live once, sex is fun and the more sex partners one can have in life the merrier.
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    Hello guys!
    My name is Kamila and I'm a psychology student. Me and my roommate are going to do some research. I need some help (I hope I'm in the right place)
    Here's our questionnaire Infidelity Qrestionnaire SurveyWill you help us and fill it up? It takes about 10 minutes.
    W will be very grateful!
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    lol
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    And of course there's the deliberate propaganda on things like cuts. The hospital chief needs to do cuts, meaning to lay off a part of the residents. Now, why the fuck would this need to be implemented in a TV series. Well, to make it part of life and act like it's correct and commonly accepted, like when you go buy bagels or have a cup of coffee! To act like it's legit. So of course they go through how the list is made and this woman starts crying because she was on the cuts list, another starts crying because she's not on the list. You get the point. Anyone who ever got cut off from a job and watches the scene gets an involuntary ejaculation.

    So when your real life boss comes and announces cuts in your department, instead of protesting it and electing a better political party or taking any kind of action, you go like, wait! I saw that in the movies! And so you gently accept it as part of life, as if laying people off for no apparent reason was something worthy of a righteous people award!

    I have also spotted some observations always made under that annoying Meredith's voice:

    "when the pain gets so intense that it explodes, that's what keeps you alive"

    Really? So everybody in severe emotional/physical pain should rejoice because it keeps them alive! It reminds me of Tyler pouring caustic soda on his hand in fight club, talking about how it's the greatest moment of his life, as the soda ate through his flesh. Pretty reliable stuff.

    People dying, suffering, winning 8 million dollars just to make a shitty investment and then die from cancer...I mean...after you watch those series, even if you're lying on the sidewalk after being abandoned by your family with 7 needles stuck in your arm, you'll still find joy that there's someone in that series twice more fucked up than you are.

    Pathetic.
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