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Patriarchal custom assumes that when a man screws around it must be because of his wife's aesthetic, sexual, or emotional deficiencies. Many people believe that screwing around is a normal response to an imperfect marriage and is, by definition, the marriage partner's fault. Ultimately, one marriage partner can make the other miserable, but can't make the other unfaithful. Civilization and marriage require that people behave appropriately however they feel, and that they take full responsibility for their actions.