It’s sad, but it’s true: Infidelity can happen in any marriage, and there’s really no way to predict whether or not it will happen to you. Even relationships that seem to be strong can be susceptible to affairs under certain circumstances.
And while there are certain telltale signs that your partner is cheating, the best way to deal with infidelity is to try to stop it before it starts. And one way to do that is to learn the top reasons why people cheat.
Why the focus on men?
It is commonly believed that men cheat more than women. And even though plenty of women do stray, recent statistics still show that men are more likely to be unfaithful. According to information gathered in 2017, 22% of married men admitted to straying, while 14% of married women owned up to having an affair. And while those numbers are fairly low, they’re still too high for most people’s comfort.
There’s never a good reason or an excuse for cheating on a partner. But the reasons behind the affairs are sometimes surprising — and they may help you prevent them from happening in the first place.