عنوان مقاله [English]
Marital infidelity can have adverse effects on couples’ lives. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent of harm caused by marital infidelity. The research is descriptive-correlational. The subjects were 100 men and women who had com-mitted marital infidelity and 100 men and women who had not. The subjects ans-we-red a questionnaire about the types of har-ms caused by marital infidelity, which were classified into 4 dimensions of per-sonal, family, social and spiritual harms.
Statistical analysis was performed using independent group t-test and ANOVA in SPSS software. Findings showed that per-sonal injury (physical and psychological), family injury, social injury and spiritual injury have the highest rates in unfaithful couples, respectively. Also, the study of the extent of injuries caused by marital infidelity in different dimensions showed that: in the physical dimension of sleep disorders, in the psychological dimension of impatience, in the family dimension of cold marital relationship, in the social dimension of loss of reputation, consci-ence had the highest rate. According to the research findings, marital infidelity as a trauma affects all aspects of human exis-tence and requires immediate, short-term and long-term interventions such as crisis intervention.