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Teens report an even higher occurrence of abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse; the most common abusive behavior experience is controlling behavior (47%), physical/sexual (29%) and tech (24%). Threats of suicide or self-harm is the leading reason why a college student who is an abused partner stays in the relationship (24%).

They're largely satisfied with all they have and aren't looking for a way out, yet they still find themselves in bed with other women—and in hot water with their wives.

According to a Rutgers University study, 56% of men who have affairs claim to be happy in their marriages.

A lot of domestic violence focus is on adult relationships, yet the most common age in which intimate partner violence first occurs is 18-24 years old for both women and men.

For women, the next most common age is 11-17 years old.

If you notice a sudden change in your husband's sex drive, it should raise a red flag.

Be on the lookout for the switch to flip off again.

A good idea: Make sure your husband feels more connected to you than to his business partner.

"Spouses go to work, take care of their kids and do separate things at night. She suggests always going to bed at the same time and cuddling. "Men love their spouses, but they don't know how to fix their relationship problems, so they go outside their marriages to fill any holes," says licensed marriage and family therapist Susan Mandel, Ph D.

Teens that have witnessed violence within their own family are 50% more likely to be involved in an abusive relationship themselves. Violent relationships in formative years can have serious ramifications by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors and further domestic violence. Dating Violence and Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adolescent Females.

Here, experts explain this phenomenon and dispel other popular cheating myths.

"After the affair is solid, he may begin to pull away," says Rapini.