This video is of Dr. Phil and he talks about how to overcome Infidelity. He tells the couple to sit down and have a heart to heart conversation and get everything on the table and learn to forgive the cheater in the relationship. In The Great Gatsby Daisy was able to sit down with both Tom and Gatsby and talk things through with the both of them. of course, Gatsby disagreed and ended up stealing her away from Tom.
In this article, it underlines infidelity and the newly forming phenomenon. One line says "The good news is, depending upon what caused one partner to wander and how determined a couple is to remain together, infidelity need not result in divorce. In fact, Ms. Perel and other marriage counselors have found, couples that choose to recover from and rebuild after infidelity often end up with a stronger, more loving and mutually understanding relationship than they had previously." this basically means that a situation of infidelity can hurt the receiving partner but can also strengthen their bond of commitment. In Gatsby, this is seen by Tom after Gatsby is killed. Daisy comes running back to Tom and their marriage is strengthened by it.
In this song, Eminem relates to the struggle of being a good husband and being unable to be loyal to his wife Kim who has given him everything she has to offer. One line of this song states, How come you can be a Lord and a loser? How come, how come, you can be a liar and a good father? A good dad, but a bad husband Why are you a good father? A great dad, but a bad husband these lines basically say he wanted best for his kids but couldn't maintain a good enough relationship with his wife so they ended up divorcing due to his inability to be loyal and not abusive here verbally and physically. In the Great, Gatsby Daisy fulfills the role of Eminem because she wants to be a good mother to her daughter but can't control her feelings for Gatsby so rather than address the situation she decides to hide it from her husband who has given her everything that she could ever need.
This article is very good at addressing the basic reasons but doesn't go into depth about why people do it. The first paragraph makes the statement. "You could be doing everything right and your partner could still be tempted to cheat for reasons that have nothing to do with you or the quality of feelings you share." this article says that infidelity happens too often in our society and is caused by 8 simple reasons. Lack of Love, Sexual Desire, Neglect, Situation, Variety, Low Commitment, Self Esteem, and Anger. This article Showcases a segment of The "Megan Kelly Today" show where a married couple goes on air to discuss their infidelity in the past. The wife who had given her husband everything including two baby girls found herself in a situation where her husband was sleeping with other partners because he was feeling neglected so he chose to perform sexual acts with other women other than his spouse. there is a happy ending to this story, fortunately, they were work through this issue and a happy marriage was able to bloom from it. This ties to the Great Gatsby in the sense that Daisy was feeling Neglected and had Low Commitment by her husband Tom. So daisy commits the act of infidelity with Gatsby. but after Gatsby had been killed she ran back to Tom and their marriage began to blossom after that. Much like the couple from the article.
This article breaks down and identifies who commits infidelity more. It goes into depth about all the numbers and statistics but shows that men cheat more. but for what reason. a study showed that most woman considers inappropriate sexual behavior as infidelity. In the Great Gatsby Daisy doesn't per say actually commit the act of infidelity but is making sexual advances towards Gatsby.
Infidelity is breaking a promise to remain faithful to a sexual partner. That promise can take many forms, from marriage vows sanctified by the state to privately uttered verbal agreements between lovers.