Is it ever acceptable for a man to be unfaithful to his wife?

Edward Fox, a three-time Bafta winner who starred in The Day of the Jackal and Seventies series Edward & Mrs Simpson is likely to incur the wrath of women everywhere for his unconventional comments.

He has claimed that women should accept their partners will be unfaithful because men have a primal “need” to play the field.

The 78-year-old, who is married to actress Joanna David in 2004, but have been together for 45 years, suggested that women should understand this inherent urge and tolerate it to allow them freedom.

He added: “Because of that essential difference, women should be more understanding if their partner cheats — but it is very difficult for all women to be tolerant and patient and understanding.”

So what do you think?  Have you ever been unfaithful in a marriage, or been cheated on?  Is it acceptable for a man to be unfaithful to his wife? Although men and women have many differences, is men’s ‘primal’ need an acceptable reason to play the field?

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