What are the consequences of adultery?

The consequences of adultery include but are not limited to the following:

  • Adultery is grounds for divorce in many jurisdictions.
  • The possibility of exposing your spouse to a sexually transmitted disease.
  • For women, the possibility of pregnancy and your husband being responsible for supporting another man's child and an inaccurate birth certificate.
  • For men, the possibility of pregnancy and having to pay child support for a child born outside of your marriage.
  • The loss of trust in the marriage.
  • The destruction of the family unit.