Cheating. It might be a dirty word in relationships, but there’s no doubt it’s a common one. Try as we might to avoid temptation and, at the same time, avoid partnering up with those who give in to it, there’s just no guarantee of monogamy — and there’s no greater betrayal than finding out your husband is cheating. Though women cheat too, men seem to own the cheating space making us all wonder why — why do they do it, and why isn’t it more talked about? To figure out why infidelity in marriage and cheating on your partner is still as common as ever, we turned to the experts. Read on for some of the top reasons why your husband may be having an affair, according to 15 different experts on the subject.
Why do men cheat: Immaturity
Getting to the real reasoning, Weiss claims that when someone has little background in long-term relationships, their understanding of the consequences behind behaviours such as cheating might be limited. With a lack of maturity in the realm of adult-relationships, someone might not be able to understand the scope of their actions in relation to their partner, often believing there might be room for fluidity in their responsibility to be faithful.
Why do men cheat: Resentment
Of course, if someone is feeling neglected — it's their responsibility to communicate that in the relationship. And some folks have an excessive need for attention — it's a sign your partner is a narcissist.
Why do men cheat: It goes beyond the relationship
Why do men cheat: The primary triggers
Why do men cheat: Validation
Why do men cheat: Inability to self-express
Self-expression is key when it comes to communication in a relationship. Toxic-masculinity is real and creating space where you can nurture SQ and EQ in your connection will only strengthen it.
Why do men cheat: The lure of “forbidden fruit”
Wondering if people who give in to temptation ever make it work after the fact? Believe us when we tell you, it is possible, and these celebrities who survived cheating and stayed together are proof!
Why do men cheat: Self-gratification
OK, but are we going to also talk about why millennials are having less sex than any other generation in human history?
Why do men cheat: Disappointment
Why do men cheat: Boredom
In fact, often it happens that one (or both) people in a relationship can find themselves feeling so overwhelmed by the season, and underwhelmed by their partner, that their better half ends up taking a back seat to their own search for something a little more exciting — regardless of whether it lands them on the “naughty” list.
Why do men cheat: Financial reasons
More to the point, a wage gap between partners might be the thing that sends the person who earns less looking for a way to even the footing in the relationship. While this ties into the idea of resentment, it goes a further to identify men as the gender most likely to take lesser-earnings to heart between themselves and their significant other.
Funny, considering there's a reason why Canadian women need to save more money than men for retirement.
Why do men cheat: Novelty and anonymity
Why do men cheat: Disconnection
Why do men cheat: Emotional needs
Why do men cheat: Issues in communication
Apparently, your spouse is more likely to cheat if they have these jobs.