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Is My Hubby, a Stay-at-Home Dad, More Likely to Cheat?

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Guest blogger Charlotte:Men who are financially dependent on their wives and live-in girlfriends are five times more likely to cheat than those who make the same amount of money, according to a recent study.

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Does this mean that my husband -- who's a stay-at-home dad -- is more likely to cheat?!

The study found that because being a stay-at-home dad can challenge "the traditional notion of men as breadwinners," some men may feel the need to prove their manliness by cheating.

I for one have never worried about my husband cheating on me. We love each other deeply and are too committed to our family to cheat ... or so I believe. But he is alone the entire time our kids are at school -- so am I just being naive about the risks? What do you think?

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Bob August 18, 2010, 5:21 AM

As a stay at home dad I can’t imagine that the fact that I’m at home would lead me to cheat on my wife. I can imagine that if a man is at home because he’s lost his job, and can’t find another one, and has his self worth tied up in being the breadwinner, that he might cheat. But that comes from low self esteem, not being a stay at home dad.
From a purely cynical view, I love being at home, and have for the past 7 years, why would I want to screw that up?

Stacie August 18, 2010, 9:29 AM

I think you should trust your spouse, not some “recent study.”

Andy August 18, 2010, 11:01 AM

I just want to know: When is MomLogic going to stop writing stupid things about fathers?

BTW, you should read this blog entry:

See especially points number #1, #2, and #4.

Ken Viva August 18, 2010, 5:38 PM

I don’t agree with this study. From personal experience—-no, I didn’t cheat—-I had many more “opportunities” to cheat when I was working a regular job.
Being a stay home dad is—to me—too tiring to have any room for cheating. I will note, however, that my daughter is not yet in school full-time as she is 4.

Anonymous August 21, 2010, 5:42 PM

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