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Is Your Relationship Affair-Proof?

by Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

Let's face it: It's pretty hard not to be tempted by the fruit of another. Handsome strangers, sexy delivery men, charming business associates - affair possibilities are everywhere. So what is it that makes some stay monogamous and others make motel reservations?

Kissing between you and your partner is good — no, actually, it's great. You do it when you leave each other in the morning. You do it at the end of the day. You kiss a lot.
1 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

You may not be as hot and heavy as you were when you first started dating, but you still have sex at least once a week.
2 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

You are so past that stage where you fuss over your face and worry about your wardrobe in order to look good for your partner.
3 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Candlelit dinners, picnics on the beach, midnight swims - all these are distant memories. Worse, you haven't been on an honest-to-goodness date in months.
4 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Just-the-two-of-you time is a must. You go on a romantic weekend getaway at least once every three months.
5 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Gift giving (and receiving) is limited to special days only, such as Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries.
6 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

You think that personal problems should be kept in the family.
7 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

You and your partner are in constant contact. You touch base via phone or e-mail throughout the day. In fact, you always know how to reach each other.
8 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

And if either of you goes out on the town or away for a weekend, the other is treated to a full account of the time away.
9 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

And the person who remains at home that weekend is also expected to account for their time at home.
10 of 10 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False