In general, one might assume that men do all of the cheating in relationships, or at least that they do it more often. Maybe they assume that women are too loyal and love too hard ever to cheat on their partner. Well, if you’re one of those people, you’re wrong, women cheat all the time, and they have plenty of reasons for it. In fact, one-fourth of all women in primary relationships in the United States admitted to being unfaithful in at least one of their relationships. So guys, pay attention. The list below will inform you about some of the most common reasons women cheat, and it just might save you from losing your lady.
1. She cheats because of lack of attention and intimacy.
Imagine this. Katie’s husband Rick works nine hours a day, and she’s stuck at home with the kids all day long. When Rick finally gets home, he’s too exhausted and distracted to give Katie a kiss hello, or to pay much attention to her at all for the rest of the night. He falls asleep early because he has to get up early, and Katie is left seething, unsatisfied, and sad from the lack of attention. When this turns into a pattern, I’d be surprised if Katie didn’t cheat! Who could blame her? Almost all a woman wants is to feel appreciated. News flash gentlemen, women need and desire intimacy, physical touch, and mental and emotional affection. And if they’re not getting it at home, it’s simply a matter of time before they go looking elsewhere for it. And by elsewhere, we mean that attentive and sweet guy from the gym, or the friend from work who always listens to her talk about her problems. The affair can simply begin as emotional, but more than likely will turn into physical sooner than later.
2. She decides to cheat to get revenge.
Let’s be honest, women are more likely than men to act on their emotions. With this being said, if a woman is cheated on by her partner, there’s a pretty good chance she will want some revenge sooner than later. Sure, she could forgive her partner at first, and both agree to move on, but there will always be those moments when she’s seething with anger and just needs to do something about it. That “something” is cheating on him back. Sure, revenge seems petty, but after feeling so hurt, angry, sad, and numb, who’s to say that it’s wrong. Even though cheating is never the solution to the problem, women might want their partner to feel the same hurt that they felt when it happened to them. And revenge cheating feels very gratifying.
3. She’s not getting satisfied in the bedroom.
Wow, what a weird concept that women want to have orgasms too, huh? Sadly, some men forget all about the second person in the bedroom while getting intimate. It becomes "wham-bam-thank-you-mam" sex that leaves the woman wondering if she even needed to be there for it. The point is, if women are getting bad sex, not enough sex, or sex that lacks intimacy and romance, they’ll go to find it somewhere else. Sex is a huge part of a relationship, and men are stupid to think it matters more to them than it does to the woman.
4. They have low self-esteem.
This is a really sad reason that women cheat, but it’s the truth. When anyone feels bad about themselves, they seek validation from others to feel better. This validation can be both verbal or physical. Maybe the woman’s partner is to blame for her low self-esteem, or maybe it has nothing to do with him. Regardless of the reason, women who experience low self-esteem might turn to cheating to make them feel wanted and validated by someone.
5. She simply isn’t happy anymore.
Sometimes the reason a woman cheats is as simple as she isn’t happy in her relationship or marriage any longer. You might ask, why doesn’t she just leave then? Sometimes it’s more complicated than that. She could be financially dependent on him, or have kids with him, or share a home. So, instead of dealing with the repercussions of a breakup or divorce, she cheats to fill the voids and feel happy with someone else again.