Research Highlights The Major Reasons Behind Infidelity

Research Highlights The Major Reasons Behind Infidelity

Jan 17, 2019, 6:06:32 AM Life and Styles

I don’t think it would be wrong to say that, in our times, infidelity is at its heights. You can take the heightened internet accessibility as one of the primary reasons for such a phenomenon.

There have even been studies to show that around 16% of people blatantly accept their indulgence in extra-marital affairs.

At the outset, it is worthwhile to recognize that the reasons behind infidelity are indeed very subjective. However, apart from the internet, there’s another very common psychological aspect to it.

People who cheat feel that they are able to be more honest when it comes to the person they are cheating with. This connection has been found through the studies undertaken by the Canadian web-dating service called Ashley Madison.

There was another very interesting conclusion that the study reached. It found that women are rather more inclined towards infidelity than men are.

The primary reason for this is obviously the thing with honesty, as I already mentioned. This sense of honesty, in fact, subdues the sense of guilt that might naturally arise when someone is betraying their partner.

When it comes to men, they say that their will to cheat is strengthened when they see so many others doing it.

No matter how counter-intuitive these findings may be, a thorough observation would show otherwise. Let us take a look at some of the significant reasons behind infidelity.

First, it’s impossible to deny the carnal desires which are our driving forces. The inability to deal with them is one obvious reason for indulging in extra-marital affairs.

Second, one might be compelled to seek fulfillment in other places in case their own relationship isn’t fulfilling enough.

Third, for certain people, cheating is a challenge. They strive to overcome this challenge in order to prove their worth to themselves, if not anybody else.

Fourth, a relationship which lacks intimacy, in general, can also trigger infidelity.

In most cases, infidelity is not about the partner with whom one may be cheating. Rather, it’s always about the person themselves. For many people, infidelity brings a sense of freedom that they had longed for and thus cherish dearly.

In fact, the pleasures of cheating are so great for those involved that their morality is, so to say, altered. It’s like, by lying to their partner the person is being honest with themselves for the first time in their life.

According to Tammy Nelson, a famous Sex and Relationship therapist, there is always a strong honesty and sense of companionship in an affair. This somewhat seems like being true partners in crime.

Yet, even after all the reasons, one cannot deny that it’s disastrous to be on the receiving end of any infidelity. Betrayal by a loved one probably shatters a person more than anything else.

However, an understanding of the reasons behind infidelity may, nonetheless, palliate the healing process.

Moreover, it is only a mutual understanding that can prepare the grounds for the necessary repairs to be made to your withering relationship.


Published by Kate Westall

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