If you’re having an affair with a married woman, it’s probably best to get a room or otherwise hook up at the proverbial undisclosed, secure location.
That’s one of the lessons of a criminal case in Oslo, Norway, in which a man received 8-1/2 years behind bars for torturing his wife’s lover for 15 hours.
A “rude awakening” in the extreme perhaps?
Apparently the jilted husband found the lovers naked in bed and got a little upset. He tied his wife’s paramour to a radiator and beat him with an axe, a bottle, and a pair of cables. But he didn’t stop there. According to The Local of Norway, he also raped the man.
The situation got even more edgy because the husband filmed part of the ordeal on video and demanded the equivalent of about $2,000 from the cheater or he would send the footage to the other guy’s family.
The Oslo District Court found the father-of-four guilty of aggravated rape, kidnapping, and blackmail. The court also ordered him to pay about $53,000 in money damages to the victim.
Infidelity can often bring out the worst in relationships. In a recent incident, an enraged wife in Peru tossed her unfaithful husband’s lover off a cliff.
A recent study published by a Kansas State University professor suggested that financial arguments are a prime predictor of divorce, surpassing disputes over sex, children, and in-laws. Notably, infidelity was not mentioned or considered in the research. Another study from Auburn University suggests that cheating wives are closing the so-called infidelity gap, with the number of woman admitting to having extra-marital affairs rising 40 percent in 20 years. Other research has suggested that only 31 percent of marriages survive after the discovery of an affair.
The Mayo Clinic offers several non-violent options when one spouse discovers the other is cheating. These include avoiding making rash decisions, giving yourself and your partner space, seeking counseling, and allowing time for the healing process to occur. Anger management couldn’t hurt, either.
Violence is never the answer, but how would you react if you discovered your spouse in flagrante delicto?
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