'Clingy' lovers likelier to cheat

New York, Nov 8 : People who are insecure in their relationships are more likely to be unfaithful or have a cheating partner, according to a new study.

Research out of Florida State University states that married couples have a higher rate of infidelity, when one of the partners is needy and worries he or she will be abandoned.

Researchers added that those who are needy and insecure in their relationship are most likely to be unfaithful, the New York Daily News reported.

The team checked in with 207 newlywed couples six times over four years. The pairs were asked about how secure or insecure they felt in their relationships and about their marital satisfaction.

They found out that the insecure partner were the ones more likely to cheat ‚Euro" or be cheated on.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne explained that these findings match up with something known as "attachment theory", wherein people typically have one of three attachment styles depending on their childhood relationships: secure, anxious or avoidant.

She added that those having the "secure" attachment style are comfortable trusting and relying on their partners, while those having the "anxious" attachment style are afraid their significant other will leave them and the "avoidant" types would rather remain independent.

--ANI (Posted on 08-11-2013)

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