Top 10 surprising causes of cheating.
Cheating is one of the most distressing things you can experience in a relationship. Everyone knows this. And yet, men and women continue to cheat all the time.
The question remains: what drives these people to cheat? It’s actually hard to give a specific reason why people cheat. But in this article, we will be discussing the top 10 surprising causes of cheating.
Read also: Tempted to cheat? how to overcome it.
1. Having a Suspicious Partner
If you’ve been cheated on before, it’s especially understandable that it has left a mark. But constantly suspecting that your partner is up to no good and could be cheating on you, is not a good idea.
Because you may start questioning them about whether or not they are cheating, confronting someone with no proof will make them uncomfortable, Once you start doing that, your partner may decide to cheat after all, simply because you are treating them as if they were cheating already.
2. Infidelity Runs In the Family
A study published in 2017 revealed that people whose parents cheated were twice as likely to cheat on their spouse than those whose parents had been faithful.
Read also: Secrets that are Ok to keep from your partner.
3. They’re Lost In The Relationship
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in being in a relationship that you somehow lose your sense of self along the way. When someone feels like they don’t know who they are anymore because cheating can be the way they look to for escape.
4. They Have Long Ring Fingers
People who have longer ring fingers than pointer fingers are more inclined to cheat according to a study conducted by the University of Oxford. It’s a consequence of more testosterone exposure in the womb. Interestingly, this is true for both men and women.
5. Their Friends Cheat
If your friends get divorced, you are more likely to get divorced. If your friends earn more, you’re more likely to earn more. So it should be of little surprise to know that social networks also affect infidelity. 77 percent of cheating men also have cheating friends. Now, that doesn’t mean 77 percent of men with cheating friends cheat, of course.
6. They Have A Fear Of Commitment
According to research, most people are “scared of intimacy in a way that allows sexual desire to only be felt outside of a deep partnership, because there is too much closeness with a partner to feel safe merging through sex.” To avoid being vulnerable, they place barriers with the person by never fully committing to them.
7. Feeling Neglected
Most women cheat and justify their cheating because their emotional needs were not being met by their partner. “They feel lonely, ignored, and not given enough attention. Most of the time the cheating was not premeditated; they realized how lonely or vulnerable they were once someone else started paying attention to them.”
Infidelity could be used for vengeance. In such a scenario, anger is often suppressed and then released in the act of cheating. Why? Because it offers the aggrieved party a feeling of power and control. “The knowledge that the other person is being punished without realizing it, for some people a cruel and unusual way of punishing them.
Loneliness is a feeling of isolation, and it can make people do some unplanned things such as cheating on their partners. Communication between couples is often only at surface level [and doesn’t] delve too deep into a person’s real psyche. “Add a third person to this mix, and suddenly the invisible person feels wanted, and important which could result in infidelity.
10. They Need A Personality Boost
A driver of cheating for both men and women is insecurity about one’s own attractiveness levels. People who have lost their mojo are more likely to cheat because they crave reinforcement, and getting it from just one person isn’t cutting it.
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