London: Has your relationship with your boyfriend lost its touch? Well, then you should consider cheating on him.
That’s the claim of a new study.
According to Dr Andreas Vossler and Dr Naomi Moller, who will present their finding at the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy conference in London, infidelity makes relationships stronger as the process of owning up and talking about it can bring couples closer together, reports The Telegraph.
The boffins believe that couples who manage to forgive and rebuild their trust following an affair are likely report that their relationship is stronger.
The study, by researchers at the Open University and University of West of England Bristol, found that couples who admit to infidelity go through mourning and greiving in a similar way to dealing with a death.
Dr Andreas Vossler said: “While there is quite a bit of research on why and when individuals engage in infidelity, there is little on how couples deal with the aftermath.
"There is also a lack of research about the best ways to work therapeutically with infidelity. Couple counsellors have, because of their role, a privileged understanding of both these issues so this study makes an important contribution to the area.”