THE MISTRESSES’ PERSPECTIVE: A DESCRIPTIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON THE EXPERIENCES IN EXTRAMARITAL RELATIONSHIPS OF FEMALE RELATIONSHIP TRANSGRESSORS

Angeline Martha Beroin | Lara Jasm Amador | Khayren Paula Vecina |

September 24, 2019
Psychology

These days, transgressions are rampant in disrupting the stability of relationships. Previous studies have proven that relational transgressions are one of the main reasons why romantic relationships end. For us to understand these events, the study delves into the experiences in extramarital relationships of female relationship transgressors. This present research helps to inductively ascertain the experiences of the female relationship transgressors, that there may be benefit in understanding, analyzing and comprehending the motives of the female relationship transgressors. Using purposive sampling technique, eight (8) female relationship transgressors participated in the study. Certain findings were drawn indicating that these female relationship transgressors have encountered perceived fulfilling experience with the married men. Hence, the fulfillment of the female relationship transgressors' need to feel important, fulfillment of their idealized image and the mutual affection beyond transgression correspondingly answer the objectives of the study that is to explore and understand the motives of the female relationship transgressors on why they commit into extramarital relationships. The present study extends previous researches in relational transgressions and it explores in detail how the female relationship transgressors are making sense of their personal and social world.

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