Marriage Infidelity In The Lady With The Pet Dog

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Marriage Infidelity in “The Lady with the Pet Dog”
When two people decide to get married, they’re basically taking an oath that they will be faithful to one another for the rest of their life, but that’s not the case in Anton Chekhov’s short story “The Lady with the Pet Dog”. We witness two characters named Gurov and Anna that are being unfaithful to their spouses with one another. Since social media is becoming more popular, people are finding it easier to cheat in their relationship because of it. Being disloyal to your partner can come with a lot of risks. Gurov “begun being unfaithful to his wife long ago-had been unfaithful to her often” (Chekhov 540). He seem not to care if infidelity would be the cause of his children growing up in a broken home and in many cases children feel they are to blame for the divorce.
People can be unfaithful to their partner for several types of reasons. Jeanfreau, Michelle, et al. suggested in the article "Risk Factors Associated with Women's Marital Infidelity," that “women
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Infidelity can break up a home and the ending results can be divorce. When there are children involved, it might be challenging for the children to know what’s going on. In the Article "Children in Divorce: Intervention in the Phase of Separation,” Andre Derdeyn states that:
As a result of rivalry or past friction with the departing parent, the child may feel responsible for the disruption of the marriage and for driving that parent away, while at the same time being angry at that parent for leaving. Because of anger and his wishes to be rid of the noncustodial parent, the child may feel guilty and may fear retaliation from that parent. (21)
The parents may want to discuss with their children what is going on and that there might be some changes in the living arrangements between the two parents and no matter what is both parents still love them

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