Why Do Some Good Women and Men End Up Breaking Others' Marriages?

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Bestselling author and marriage guru Hellen Chen talks about infidelity. She will be conducting her famous love seminar in Los Angeles, California.

Relationship Master Hellen Chen will arrive in Los Angeles to share the secrets of how to make a relationship last.

Relationship Master Hellen Chen will arrive in Los Angeles to share the secrets of how to make a relationship last.

There are many fine men and women who need not become the 3rd person in another's marriage.

Hellen Chen, who is a bestselling author and marriage guru, helped another couple tie the knot.

According to a study conducted by Washington University, between 1991 and 2006, the number of unfaithful wives under 30 has increased by 20% while the number of unfaithful husbands has increased by a whopping 45%.

From a report released this year from the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the percent of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional is 41%.

The "mistress" who comes in between a married man and his wife or the male lover who seduces a married woman has been the subject of huge disdain in marriage discussions.

However, no matter the criticism, it does not answer the question of why the trend of infidelity has increased.

Some experts have cited easy access through the internet to meet new people, while other experts related the increase to the rising trend of women joining the workforce.

Bestselling author and relationship guru Hellen Chen, who has written 26 books on love and marriage, has helped salvaged many troubled marriages. Chen shared, "This trend of increased infidelity over the last 15 years, is co-incidental with the decrease of marriages especially among those below their 30's."

In 1950, the median age for women in first marriages used to be 20. Last year's report from the Census Bureau revealed the current median marriage age for women is 27.

In a recent TV interview in Los Angeles, Chen shared what could happen if a man or woman who has aspired to have a lasting relationship does not end up getting married, "There is a chance they end up being the 3rd person in someone else's relationship."

Josefina was a university graduate of a top law school. She has yearned for a loving relationship but disappointments in her dating experiences have led her to believe there is simply no such thing as lasting love.

She then got into affair with a married man and the affair lasted many years. It gradually destroyed her career.

Chen met her and counseled her to get out of the mess and restored her original goal of wanting a sound family. Later Chen played matchmaker and found Josefina a husband. They got married shortly after.

"It was a big trap for me. I had no self-esteem. I felt getting into an affair was the only way to get a man to love me." said Josefina, "Now being happily married, I am relieved that those dark days are over."

"There are many fine men and women who need not become the 3rd person in another's marriage." Chen said, "But the increased dating time instead of making a commitment for marriage has magnified the negative experiences -- until one has to settle for being involved in an extramarital affair."

In her latest book "Hellen Chen's Love Seminar", Chen shares the vital but often missing love lessons for singles and couples: “Marriage is the most reliable home for love, and is also the most beautiful stage for love.”

Chen's works in family, marriage and personal developments are featured in over 200 media publications in 18countries. She has been a frequent guest on independent and network radio and TV shows on FOX, CBS, NBC and ABC etc.

To teach individuals how to take control of their relationships and to live their dream of a everlasting marriage, Chen will be holding her famous love seminar event in Los Angeles on May 23.

Details can be found on http://matchmakerofthecentury.com or calling 800-912-0510

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