Faithfulness versus adultery.
It's really easy to tip the balance in a marriage, insist some of the heartlanders that this columnist has met over the past two weeks.
Some of the uncles and aunties feel that it's even easier for those in power and authority to "lose sight and lose control".
Lurking in the minds are recent salacious news stories. Mr Danny Ang, 50, who sells dried goods, says: "Everyone is talking about the scandals.
"First, it's the CPIB probe of two top civil servants. Then it's a politician. And the root of their troubles appears to be woman-related."