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The narrative inquiry of two-timer
Lin, Ming Teh
Through narrative analysis, this qualitative study explores why one wants to involve in dating infidelity, how he/she thinks of the primary relation and the extradyadic relations, as well as his/her thoughts about dating infidelity. The participants interviewed (2 males and 2 females) were between 20 and 30 when they were involving in dating infidelity. The first chapter of the thesis delineates the stories that drew my attention and curiosity on dating infidelity. The second chapter depicts my attempts to find out the common understanding of two-timers involving in dating infidelity by reviewing previous research findings. The third chapter illustrates the methodology that I use and the research process. The fourth chapter presents four stories of dating infidelity and analysis with narratives, previous literature, and my own stories. The fifth chapter concludes my reflections on the stories and analyses,which includes: (1) Beneath the phenomena of dating infidelity, there is a more complicated context; (2) Two-timers may have no better options to fulfill their needs; (3) Two-timers may have a perception gap with their primary partners; (4) Two-timers may have little awareness and resistance of ambiguous feelings from themselves and others, thus easily get themselves into situations in which certain feelings naturally arise; (5) Infidelity secrets are influenced not only by individual factors but also by relational and social context factors; (6) Two-timers may take their behavior as a selectively fidelity, which means not violating all the promises and having more tolerance for their behavior.
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