Temptation – one word that can ruin many relationships and is a true test of fidelity.
Nowadays, people are indeed more liberated and open-minded which, in many ways is a good thing but we all know that this too has its own weaknesses.
Today, cheating in a relationship has become more common than we think. Is it a thrill?
Maybe it’s all about the technology that we have that makes it easier for us to cheat?
Is it the temptation? Could it be our own principles about relationships? Whatever reasons you have in thinking about infidelity – know these 7 questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship.
Why do people cheat in their relationship?
Have you ever cheated in your relationship?
Are you thinking of having an affair lately? The reason why people cheat in their marriage or relationship varies.
Cheating is never an accident so if someone tells you this excuse – don’t fall for it.
Infidelity in a relationship just doesn’t happen without your control. It happens because you wanted it too. As they say, it takes two to tango, you can’t justify that it was out of your control. You chose to cheat – it was your own conscious decision but why do it?
The most common reasons why people cheat in their relationships are:
- They are no longer content with their relationship
- Problems in their marriage or relationship
- Thrill and excitement of doing a bad thing
- Revenge or to get even with their partners
- Sexual desire or lust
- Feeling neglected
- Poor self-esteem
7 things to ask yourself before you cheat
Why am I thinking about cheating?
It’s normal to sometimes get tempted to cheat but it’s a whole different thing if you actually do it. If you are someone who is thinking about it, how it feels or if you are eyeing on someone you are attracted to, ask yourself first “why do I want to have an affair?” This is just one of the questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship.
Before you do anything that will ruin your relationship or marriage, remember these 7 things to ask yourself before you cheat.
Why am I doing this? Is there something missing from my relationship?
If you are contemplating an affair, it means that you are considering it.
Why would you consider something this? Ask yourself if there is something missing from your relationship. Are you being neglected? Aren’t you satisfied sexually or do you feel like your self-esteem is suffering?
Take time to analyze what you expect to get in an affair that you don’t have in your current relationship. Most importantly, is it worth it?
Who are the people that will get hurt?
If you have children, this may be one of the most important questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship.
If you get caught, what will happen to your family? How about your husband and kids? What will your children think of you and what will be the effects that it will have on them? Is having an affair worth it?
If I cheat, will it fix my relationship?
Let’s say you have problems in your relationship, will cheating resolve these issues?
If you’re being neglected and instead of talking about your problems, you opt to get that attention in someone else’s arms, will this help your relationship?
What is it that I am looking for?
One of the most important questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship is if this is what you really need.
Is this what you are looking for? A life of secrets, sin, and infidelity. Is this what you can imagine yourself doing for months or even years? Sure, it’s fun at first no doubt about that, but until when?
Am I just looking for an easy way out?
A temporary solution to a problem.
Cheating gives you the satisfaction for a while – an easy way out of the sadness and problems that you have with your relationship or marriage.
Deciding to have an affair is only going to give you more problems in the future. An easy way out of sadness may not always be the best option.
I still want my relationship to work but what am I doing?
If you are no longer happy with your marriage or relationship, then apply for a divorce or break up, then you’re free to date anyone you want and like but why are you still in this relationship? Ask yourself that and think hard.
Admit it or not, you are still hoping for this relationship to work but if you will cheat, then you are just adding reasons why it won’t work in the end.
Is there really a valid reason in cheating?
Among all the questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship, don’t you think this is the most important?
Whatever reason you might think, whether it’s because of revenge because your partner cheated, may it be that you have found your one true love, or the temptation was too great – is there really a valid reason for you to cheat?
Contemplating an affair
Do you love someone if you cheat on them? You don’t.
Even the thought of doing something that will hurt your partner, the one person that you love is already unimaginable. Can you still go through cheating?
Should I have an affair?
This question is only the start of wanting to validate the urge to commit infidelity. By now, you already know that there isn’t really any valid reason for cheating. Love along with respect is enough to keep you from thinking about it in the first place.
If you have been, then maybe it’s time to reassess your real feelings in your relationship.
These questions to ask yourself before cheating in a relationship are enough for you to know that everything around the decision to cheat is wrong.
If you have a problem in your relationship then find ways to solve it. If you think that the relationship doesn’t have a chance then call it quits or apply for divorce. Why rush into another relationship? Why cheat? If you’re not happy, just leave.
Don’t commit a mistake that will not just affect you and your relationship but also the people you care about.