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Affair

Social medicine A prolonged sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery.
Workplace As commonly used, a compromise of public trust, significant ethical breach or other wrongdoing or series of wrongdoings, which may lead to civil litigation or criminal proceedings.

affair

Sexology A long-term sexual liaison, usually understood to mean one in which one or both partners are committing adultery Vox populi As commonly used, a major whoops–faux pas, boo-boo, etc between 2 or more people. See Baltimore affair, Burt affair, Cantekin affair, Cleveland affair, Slutsky affair, Swine influenza vaccine affair.
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We did find that a politician's image and ability to attract votes can suffer in the wake of an extramarital affair. However, the harm is significantly greater when a politician who has campaigned on morality gets caught having an affair.
The study draws the conclusion that women who have a high sex drive and indulge in extramarital affairs have a lot more energy.
Extramarital affairs rank as the least morally acceptable activity on this list, with 10% saying they are acceptable versus 88% saying they are not.
An accountant, Sheryl Weinstein had blamed the con man for stealing her family's savings and in her published book claimed that she had an extramarital affair with Madoff, the report added.
Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and "extremely poor judgment".
The disclosures of extramarital affairs by Bullock s husband of five years surfaced in the media soon after she won her first Oscar in March.
The world's best golfer announced this week he would end more than four months of seclusion after revelations of his extramarital affairs by returning to professional competition at the Masters golf tournament in three weeks.
SURPRISE, surprise, new research reveals that office Christmas parties can be breeding grounds for extramarital affairs. According to research by YourSpy, more than one third (36%) of office workers have witnessed fellow employees getting romantic with a colleague who is not their partner at the office bash.
Played out in both sports pages and gossip magazines, the saga appeared to have taken its toll on Cynthia Rodriguez, whose divorce petition said: "The marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken because of the husband's extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct."
American culture perpetuates the myth of monogamy in long-term relationships, both gay and straight, ignoring the role that extramarital affairs or sexless companionships play in sustaining those relationships.
Daring wives; insight into women's desires for extramarital affairs.
Jack Lemmon never better than as the good-natured office drone who lends his apartment to his bosses for their extramarital affairs, and who has a crush on lift operator (and boss's bit on the side) Shirley MacLaine.