Many relationships are torn apart by cheating. A spouse’s infidelity can be a devastating revelation from which it may be difficult to recover. What would cause someone to betray their spouse in this way? Psychologists and marital experts have been studying infidelity for years without conclusive results but there have been many important discoveries about why people cheat. Here are some of the most significant information about why spouses committing adultery.
Lack of Sexual Fulfillment
When asked why they participated in an extra-marital affair, many spouses responded that they were lacking sexual fulfilment in their primary relationship. Studies have shown that both men and women enter affairs as a way to improve their sex lives. A cheating spouse may want additional or new kinds of sexual encounters that they feel uncomfortable sharing with their partner. A cheating spouse may find their primary relationship fulfilling in other ways but not be satisfied in the bedroom, which can lead to insensitive behavior and betrayal.
Lack of Emotional Support
If a spouse feels unloved or underappreciated, they may act out through infidelity. After a long time together, a couple may begin to grow apart and lose affection for each other. Rather than discussing this issue, many people attempt to find that emotional validation in somebody else. This tactic is rarely successful and usually hurts more people than it helps. A misguided search for lost emotional intimacy may lead some people to cheat.
Some people may have sex addiction issues that make it difficult for them to control their impulses. This kind of compulsive behavior may lead people to cheat without full awareness of how their actions may be affecting other people. People who have a history of cheating or who are cheating with multiple partners may be exhibiting signs of compulsive sexual behavior. In these cases, counselling may be required to end the cycle of infidelity.
It is difficult to know why people are unfaithful to their spouses. While psychologists and relationship experts have made significant inroads in the study of infidelity, there is still no definite answer to why people cheat. If you suspect your partner of infidelity, it’s important to find out for sure so you can decide how you want to proceed with your relationship. Contact us at Discreet Investigations for more information about what to do if you suspect infidelity in your relationship.