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Love affairs.

kixot

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I'm sorry if this question insults anyone.
My sister was living by herself about two years in Japan and, when we were talking about japanese couples she told me that a lot of married woman had lovers because their husbands were always at work, that she had seen this among her friends. I would like to know if this is true or if my sister's friends were just a coincidence.
Again, sorry if this question insults anyone, but if you don't like please press back and please don't complain because I'm asking only because of curiosity (maybe a little because of morbity, but other people watch reality shows instead).
If I insult you, I'm really sorry.
 

tasuki

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Although I don't have any numbers to back up my claim, it does seem to be a generally accepted idea amongst foreigners.

If you look at the number of "furin" Web sites (furin means adultery) aimed at women, I would say that you're sister's friends were no exception, although your sister may have revolved around a group of wives particularly prone to cheating, as I have none in my own particular circle of friends.

Yet, I will temper my words by saying that men, arguing work, cheat more than women (as it's the case in North America; I don't know about South America). Love hotels (of which there is a throng) have men in mind first, women second.

Yet, I think that this "Japanese wives cheat a lot" idea is more a male fantasy than an actual reality (although, again, I have no numbers to back this claim), even if Japanese wives are still, yes even today, not regarded as much more than cooks/maids, responsible for childbearing and childrearing, I don't think they cheat as much as the rumor makes it seem...
 

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