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10:39 am
Wed November 14, 2012

The Archetypes of Infidelity

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The downfall of C.I.A. Director David Patraeus in the wake of his extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, continues to unfold in an unbelievable fashion. As the story breaks by the hour, we begin to glimpse a familiar narrative: powerful man succumbs to the temptation of a much younger woman.

Joining us to talk about some of the archetypes and false perceptions of high-profile infidelity is Dr. David Ley, a clinical psychologist and author of the "Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them" and “The Myth of Sex Addiction.” David recently wrote a blog for Psychology Today called “Why Patraeus is Not a Sex Addict.”

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