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Why women cheat, instead of breaking-up
Men and women have certain needs. There is nothing wrong with that. It is natural.
So what are the causes of infidelity?
When a woman feels that something is lacking in her relationship – and she knows she cannot get it through that relationship – she might decide to look for it elsewhere. That is common for most women who cheat.
So why still be in a relationship? Well, it is because women have a strong need for security. They want and need a secure relationship. By going outside the relationship – and fulfilling her needs there – and being in a relationship at the same time, she can fulfill both needs.
Other times women do it for the same reason that men do:
Breaking up is hard even when they have unmet physical needs in marriage.
They would rather cheat and remain in a relationship than break the news and do it the hard way.
Why women cheat: The common reasons attributed to cheating women
The reasons why women cheat on their men are different from the motives that drive men to be unfaithful. Below are some of the most common reasons for women to cheat on their significant others.
You might be surprised about some of these reasons for female infidelity!
1. She is emotionally vulnerable
When women feel vulnerable they start desperately searching for the strength and reassurance that a man can offer. If a guy makes a move at this time, he might be able to sleep with her that very night. That answers why women cheat on their husbands.
Make sure your woman feels safe and secure with you. In this way, she is much less likely to look for strength and reassurance elsewhere.
2. She is a gold digger
Is she really loving you, or with you just for your money?
Some women are true gold diggers. They care more about the money you have and the entertainment you can provide than she cares about you. One of the most common reasons why married women cheat could be because of their gold digger tendencies.
It’s pointless to hold on to such a woman because these women cheat on their husbands, invariably. There will always be men with more money and she will keep doing the same thing over and over again.
3. She can cheat because she is in a relationship crisis
She thinks that she has a relationship crisis. But the truth is that not every moment of the relationship is going to be full of romantic sparks and sexual tension. Often if a woman is sexually bored in a relationship, she is more likely to make sexual transgressions.
But for her, she might just take the easy route and tell herself she deserves it. That is one of the reasons why women have affairs when their relationship hits choppy waters.
4. She meets a man who makes her feel good
I am sure you know them. Those strong-looking guys with their charm and smooth talk. It is not uncommon for an unhappy married woman to fall for these men.
They fall for compliments and the flirty behavior of these men.
What starts out as ‘just having fun’ might quickly turn into more than just casual fun. That explains why do women have affairs instead of staying within the confines of cloistered walls.
There is a section of people curious about why do married women flirt and what are her intentions behind doing this.
There are some married women who are not willing to enter into a real-life, full-fledged affair.
To them, engaging in a little, seemingly innocuous flirting is a mildly intoxicating experience. It is a fleeting feeling of excitement that a moment of flirtation provides, these are not the women looking for an affair.
5. She feels her sexual needs are not fulfilled
The unfortunate man who has to deal with impotency, erectile dysfunction or a small wiener is out of luck.
Sometimes she cannot stop talking about how good you are, at other times she cannot stop complaining about you. When another man swoops in at the right moment he can quickly turn your woman against you and win her for himself.
7. She gets emotional support from him
Women want to be understood. They need emotional support. And if you can’t give it to her, she will go find it somewhere else.
Sometimes a shoulder to lean on becomes a bed to sleep on.
As such it is crucial that you are mentally and emotionally available for her. So that both of you can get emotional support from each other. Besides communication, this is one of the bedrocks of a healthy relationship.
8. She cannot resist the temptation
How would you react if cute girls would hit on you everywhere you go?
Women are almost constantly being hit on. It is not so strange that she might cave in at some point, so why women cheat could be due to their proclivity to give in to the temptation.
9. When her partner does not have time for her
Women need affection and non-sexual emotional interaction. If you are too busy she starts feeling neglected.
As a result, she might go looking for emotional interaction elsewhere.
Always make time for each other.
It’s a good habit to have at least one evening a week for each other, and only each other. See it as a sort of date night, just like you used to do when you were still trying to win her heart.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.