From Latin infidelĭtas, the infidelity is what occurs when an individual does not respect fidelity He owes someone or something. A faithful person is the one who behaves with loyalty , maintains an assumed commitment or develops something with precision. The unfaithful individual, therefore, does exactly the opposite.
For example: "I could forgive many things, but never an infidelity", "Justice managed to verify the act of infidelity and ruled in favor of the deceived woman", "Infidelity is betraying oneself".
Infidelity is usually considered within a couple . In this case, infidelity implies a violation of the exclusivity agreement (monogamy) that those who make up a couple commit to maintain, either implicitly or explicitly. Respect the shared project, do not lie or hide and, above all, maintain sexual relations only with the person That has been chosen as a couple are some of the issues that make faithfulness.
The monotony, a scarce and nothing attractive sexual passion, discovering new sensations or feeling desired are some of the reasons used by experts as the cause of most of the infidelities that occur.
Taking into account this meaning of the term at hand, we must underline that it is usually related to the concept of monogamy. This can be defined as the model of a romantic relationship that is established between two people who promise each other love and sexual exclusivity either because they agree with each other verbally or because they get married.
Infidelity has given rise to great stories both in the field of literature and in the field of cinematography. Thus, in the latter case we find the film "Infidelity", in Spain entitled "Infidel", which would be released in 2002 by the filmmaker Adrian Lyne.
Richard Gere and Diane Lane are the actors that star in this film in which they give life to a marriage that apparently goes well because it has professional success, money, a house and a son. However, this relationship will be broken when she meets a young attractive, who gives life Olivier Martinez, with whom she will live a series of intense sexual encounters.
This fact will not emotionally destabilize the wife and the relationship she has with her husband but will also mean the beginning of a set of terrible consequences from the criminal point of view. And it is that the secret of his passion will come to light which will mean that the character played by Gere ends up killing his wife's lover.
The concept is also used to name the violation of other types of commitments that an individual assumes with freedom and that, for various reasons, ends up breaking them. An employee who signs a confidentiality agreement with a company and then delivers the business secrets to the competition is breaking the fidelity he should have towards his employer.
In the field of religion , infidelity is to ignore or reject the mandates of faith that are taken, in a given framework, as correct or true. At present, certain Islamic groups still appeal to this notion to censor and attack those who profess another religion: "We will attack the infidels who want to impose their perverted norms in this sacred territory".