The Prevention of Extramarital Involvement: Steps Toward “Affair Proofing” Marriage
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 134–138, June 2005
How to Cite
Markman, H. J. (2005), The Prevention of Extramarital Involvement: Steps Toward “Affair Proofing” Marriage. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12: 134–138. doi: 10.1093/clipsy.bpi016
- Issue published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Received December 15, 2004; accepted March 2, 2005.
In this paper I provide comments on the Allen et al. paper (this issue). I note that it provides the first critical, comprehensive, and integrative review of extramarital involvement (EMI) to appear in the literature, and I summarize some of its major contributions to the field. I then focus on how the review stimulated my thinking about current and future best practices in marriage education for the prevention of EMI. I conclude by suggesting several directions for future research and practice. Key words: affair prevention, infidelity, couples.