Infidelity is at an all time high. According to the latest statistics, 3 out of 4 husbands cheat on their wives. So if you have a faithful husband, you have much to be thankful for. Faithful husbands are in short supply. While most wives assume their husbands are faithful, only 1 wife in 4 can truthfully make that claim. An estimated 38 to 53 million women are victims of infidelity. Studies further indicate that 2/3 of the wives whose husbands are cheating on them (approximately 26 million women) have no idea their husbands are having an affair -- despite the presence of numerous telltale signs. In one study, over 65% of the cheating husbands admitted to having had more than one extramarital affair. With statistics like these, you can see why being married to a husband who isn’t cheating on you is something to be thankful for.

A Rude Awakening

Infidelity now affects 80% of all marriages today. Each year countless women who never dreamed their husbands were cheating, are shocked when their husbands ask for a divorce or simply move in with another woman. Other wives are dumbfounded to find that family funds have been used to finance a cheating husband’s extramarital affair. Still other wives experience a rude awakening when they learn they’ve contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

Why the Wife is the Last to Know

Why is it that wives always seem to be the last to know? Could 26 million wives be in denial, as many people would have you believe? If a wife has no reason to suspect her husband of cheating, it’s easy for her to miss or misinterpret the telltale signs of infidelity – even when the signs are staring her in the face. This is especially true if she’s unfamiliar with what the signs of infidelity are.

4 Reasons to be Thankful

Not every married man is a cheating husband, despite statistics that indicate so many of them are. There are many faithful husbands who remain true to their marriage vows. If you’re fortunate enough to be married to one, this Thanksgiving you have at least four reasons to be thankful:

• You can be thankful that your marriage and family are intact.

• You can be thankful the time and energy you’ve invested in your marriage have not been in vain.

• You can be thankful that you don’t have to deal with the emotional trauma that infidelity brings.

• You can be thankful you don’t have to agonize over the decision of whether to leave your husband, put him out or remain with him and struggle to get your marriage back on track.

If You’re Not Sure Your Husband is Faithful

What if you aren’t absolutely sure your husband is one of the few faithful ones? Be thankful you happened upon this article. Make it your business to find out where you stand before it’s too late. Given the rising rate of infidelity, you owe it to yourself and your marriage to make sure you’re not one of those 26 million unsuspecting wives. Visit and familiarize yourself with the 21 categories of telltale signs. You’ll be thankful you did.

© 2004 Ruth Houston

Author's Bio: 

RUTH HOUSTON is the author of “Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs.” For detailed information on the 21 categories of telltale signs, visit To receive a FREE infidelity report and list of selected telltale signs, send an e-mail to and request “Infidelity Report with Telltale Signs” in the subject line.