Ladies and Gentlemen, please be seated. Class is now in session! Seriously though, today we’re going to be diving into the harsh reality of something that happens in dating. Cheating. Sad, but true, cheating can happen at any time and you’re often left wondering what the reason was. Not that the ‘why’ justifies the action, but it can be helpful and healing to know. So, here are 5 reasons why people cheat.
A common reason why people cheat is down to their confidence levels. A large portion of people have said that it gave them a self-esteem boost. This doesn’t necessarily mean that their partner was doing anything to contribute to them having low self-esteem to begin with. Often times, their partners are supportive, but the low self-esteem makes them question if that support is genuine, which can lead them to infidelity.
Maybe they’ve been cheated on already in the
relationship they’re in and haven’t found a way to
process it in a healthy manner, even though they’re
still in the relationship.
Sometimes, the reason why people cheat is purely vindictive. They’re angry or want revenge and they want to find a way to make you feel the hurt they’re experiencing. Maybe they’ve been cheated on already in the relationship they’re in and haven’t found a way to process it in a healthy manner, even though they’re still in the relationship. Sometimes, it takes people a while to realise there is still some pent-up emotion they haven’t dealt with. For some, the response is ‘they hurt me, so I’ll hurt them back’.
There are many levels of compatibility in relationships, emotional and physical are the main ones. Sometimes, people find that something they need is missing from the relationship and they either don’t want to bring it up to their partner, or their partner isn’t comfortable with it. Either way, the chance to be able to experiment sexually with someone who is open to it can be a big enough allure for people to cheat. It’s important to have open discussions about what you want in a relationship and you can do that on CLiKD, using their dealbreakers.
Maybe they’re used to the routine of their life with
this person and even though the romantic love is gone,
they still like the companionship.
For some, if the opportunity is there, that’s enough for them. Maybe there someone who wasn’t approached much before and now that they are, it feels irresistible. Either way, they had the chance and they choose to take it. This is sadly quite a common reason for why people cheat, just because they could.
Lastly, a main reason why people cheat is simply because they’ve fallen out of love. It’s true that not all love is meant to last forever, but some people (for various reasons) are too afraid to end the relationship. Maybe they’re used to the routine of their life with this person and even though the romantic love is gone, they still like the companionship. Regardless, they turn to an affair instead. Whether it’s just sex or they’re looking for an epic love story, it happens.
So, there you have it! 5 reasons why people cheat. There are signs that you can look out for as well, but we wish you all the best and remember, communication can help tackle problems before it gets to the stage of cheating.