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Why do seemingly intelligent and powerful men get involved in extramarital affairs?


The General Petraeus extra marital affair scandal has shocked the world as did President Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods, to name a few. It almost seems that powerful men who have affairs need to in order to maintain their sanity or something. Why then woud they take such risks? Tiger Woods was #1 when he was cheating on his wife, but failed miserably after his Indiscretions were revealed.

 

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    Joan King 4 years ago

    I can see your point. It is possible that in many instances, even though there may be a commitment between two people, the romance may be gone and the temptation to cheat takes over.


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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    I actually do not believe any cheater expects to get caught! (Whether it's a man or woman) :-)

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Something else which is not being talked about is; Why would women married or not (knowingly) get involved with a married man? Paula Broadwell is married, a mother of two, went to West Point, and is a doctoral student. Her (jealousy) makes no sense.


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    It seems General Petraus may have cheated on his country, as well as on his wife. It appears that the woman he was sleeping around with had classified information on her personal computer, which may have come from her mid-night liasons with him. Hmm.

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    I've always said; "Monogamy is a lifestyle choice and not a genetic code." I believe the reason why Mrs. Woods was upset with Tiger was because he took a vow stating he would foresake all others. It's the "variety" after saying "I do" they hate most.


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    SocraticMethod 4 years ago

    It would seem that the illusion of power often follows with the idea that they are beyond the mores of the masses. The oligarchy as übermensch. The Machiavellian way rules the day, as you say "for centuries".


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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Historically whether it's Thomas Jefferson, JFK, Martin Luther King, RFK, FDR, Ben Franklin, through Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton...There are many examples of men in power that choose to risk their reputation.

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