The 7 types of affairs infographic

7 types of affairs infographic

The causes of infidelity are complex and varied. Affairs can occur in happy marriages as well as in troubled ones. Here we look at the various affair types and provide a basic treatment strategy for that affair type.

The 7 types of affairs

  • Type 1: Accidental Affair
    • AKA: The One Nite Stand Affair
  • Type 2: Avoidance Affair Type
    • Intimacy avoidance affair
    • Conflict avoidance affair
  • Type 3:Philanderer Affair
    • Womanizer
  • Type 4: Entitlement Affair
    • Royal Affair
  • Type 5: Split Self Affair (Romantic Affair)
    • Romantic Affair
    • Mid-Life Crisis
    • Coming Out Affair
  • Type 6: Exit Affair
    • AKA: Out The Door Affair
  • Type 7: Sexual Addiction Affair
    • AKA: Sex Addict

Determining your affair type

Take the Affair Type Quiz. This quiz will help you do a quick analysis on the type of affair.

I would encourage you to read the descriptions of each affair type and then determine which one best characterizes your experience. You may notice, your affair condition fitting into several categories and this is entirely possible.

Affair relationships, like any other relationship, do not follow a consistent pattern. For example, what may start out as a “one night stand” has developed into an avoidance affair.

As you are here to find answers to why you were unfaithful, or to why your spouse was unfaithful, I ask you to take a deep breath before you begin. Try and let go of your need to fit into a category perfectly.

The Infidelity Recovery Institute has a treatment plan for each of the 7 affair types. However, you will notice that the treatment plan will not be available for public viewing as the content is sensitive (especially to an individual who has been betrayed).

Trained and certified IRI professionals are able to provide you with the support and guidance to help you process these deep emotional wounds. If you can’t see a trained 7-Step specialist, the take the online video program – together or alone. It will help you process the affair faster.


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