The percentage of people who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught is 74% for men and 68% for women.
All the stats on infidelity bother me but this one really blows me away. What are we thinking? Is it really okay to do something wrong if we do not get caught? If I steal and not get caught, is it okay? What about if I kill someone? How did we get from a strong moral standard to this?
The counselor in me wants to scream, “We always get caught!” If I have an affair, it will affect me. I cannot join myself to someone else and not have it affect me. It affects my feelings, my emotions, and my self esteem. It will change me and I will know it. If no one else catches me, I catch myself and the effects can be devastating.
What do you think? What happens if we have an affair and never get caught?