Is your partner clingy? Watch out - they're most likely to be having an affair, says new study
Posted 11/7/2013 12:18:00 PM

You might think that a clingy partner would  be least likely to stray - but you'd be wrong, according to a new  study.

In fact, people who are insecure and find it  hard to trust are themselves more likely to cheat.

The research, which was conducted by a team  at Florida State University and reported in journal Psychology Today, looked at 200 newly married  couples over a period of four years.



During the study, participants were  regularly asked to complete a survey that questioned their feelings  towards  their partner and how secure in the relationship they felt.

Those  who displayed needy behaviour and were anxious about being abandoned by their  partner were more likely to themselves cheat.

Interestingly, the same was found to be true  of the spouses of those who feared abandonment.

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Posted By: Producer Thomas  
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