Seven Unhappy Reasons That Make People Cheat In a Relationship How They Can Be Happily Avoided

In today’s world of the internet, communication with people has become instant evolving even from emails to instant chats. Perhaps this easy access is one reason that tempts many to have affairs online which usually do progress into reality. It’s odd that those who use the internet frequently tend to have affairs. To be cheated on isn’t a nice thing but rather than play the blame game and be suspicious always, it would be a good idea to understand the reasons why people cheat and how to avoid this. To promote healthy relationships, this article will provide you valuable insight to such a case.

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Who cheats in a relationship?

There are innumerous psychological studies of behavior that seeks to understand why and who is liable to cheat. What one should realize where affairs are concerned is that just as men are likely to cheat; women too are susceptible to cheating and having affairs. This is a two-way street and women and men both cheat although maybe for different reasons.

In her book “the secret lives of cheating wives” author Alice Walker revealed that in interviews with more than 50 women in the age group 24-54, it was women in their forties who were most likely to cheat on their husbands or partners however, no one likes to end a marriage and it was mostly for a new experience.

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Men and women cheat for different reasons

Today, women are now on equal terms with men but their reasons for cheating are usually different. Men are more commonly driven by physical desire whereas for women it’s always an emotional factor involved and they look more for an emotional connection. Affairs for women are always triggered by romantic liaisons and emotional needs they seek in a relationship but may not be getting it.

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1Reasons why people cheat in a relationship and how to avoid them: Lack of passion

According to studies, it is lack of passion in a relationship that is one of the most common reasons provided by individuals. There may be emotional stability and harmony existing in a relationship but passion is another thing which if lacking might trigger the desire in partners to look for it elsewhere.

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How to avoid it:

You need to speak to your partner openly and tell them about your needs and desires and what you expect from the relationship. Moreover, do not deny the needs of our partner totally. Obviously, you aren’t expected to oblige your partner if they have needs and desires that may be too kinky or bizarre for you but what constitutes the normal fun parameters of a relationship should be explored to introduce more passion.

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Don’t be afraid to experiment

As mentioned, explore and experiment with each other to the limits of being comfortable about things. It should mutually enjoyable activity and not forced. Neither should it be done out of obligation to the other because that is again a trigger of losing interest. You could also see a psychologist for counseling sessions if you both can’t discuss the problems yourself.

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