Infidelity in the Great Gatsby Part 3

Another effect of infidelity is the loss of trust

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Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship than Daisy acts about Tom and Myrtle’s relationship. Another effect of infidelity is the loss of trust within the relationship. According to Brock Boekhout, Susan Hendrick, and Clyde Hendrick in “Relationship Infidelity: A Loss Perspective” the loss of trust in a relationship is created through betrayal by sexual infidelity (par. 3). They also conclude that when “one’s loss of faith is dramatic, one’s illusions are torn and one’s world is turned upside down” (par. 5). In “Priming the Primal Scene: Betrayal Trauma, Narcissism, and Attitudes Toward Sexual Infidelity” by Orsolya Hunyady, Lawrence Josephs, and John T. Jost states that many individual are scared of becoming the victim of an adulterous relationship again (281). The individual may put his or her guard up or may even create an adulterous situation of their own. They only want to protect themselves from any situation in the future, because they know the affect it has on one’s life. Hunyady, Josephs, and Jost conclude that women more likely to forgive
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their husbands for adulterous behavior even though in the past they have lost all trust in them (281). Women are willing to rely on their husbands in any situation even though their husband has not always been faithful to them. Overall, Boekhout and Susan and Clyde Hendrick say, “The impact of infidelity suggests that much of our emotional and psychological well-being depends on a committed relationship with a significant other” (par. 6).
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  • Fall '11
  • Dr.DavidEvans
  • The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, Adultery, Infidelity, extramarital sex

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