Alienation of affection occurs when (1) you and your spouse are happily married with genuine love and affection, (2) the love and affection was alienated and destroyed, and (3) the wrongful and malicious acts of a third party produced the alienation of affection/destroyed the love and affection.
Other types of marital misconduct that might apply in your situation are abandonment, malicious turning out of doors, or illicit sexual behavior.
For more information on alienation of affection and criminal conversation, check out our detailed article Infidelity and Alienation of Affection.
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