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A Cheating Partner

Writing about partners having affairs is necessary, however unpleasant the content. Both men and women are equally capable of cheating. This post will not take sides, but every relationship should find a way back to happier times. Why do partners cheat?

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Cheating numbers

UK cheating numbers are hard to verify, as they are dependent on people telling the truth about their infidelity. Experts reckon that a fifth (20%) of couples experience a cheating partner. Cheating is likely to be with a friend, or a workplace colleague or meeting up via social media (including dating apps).

But why?

This is not easy to answer, as many myths exist, such as only men cheat, or that women have emotional affairs without becoming physical. Here are the top 5 reasons for cheating:

  1. Couples drift apart. This can be due to a lack of communication, or a life dominated by work and the kids. The couple function together rather than love together.
  2. Imbalance in a relationship, as one partner takes on too much responsibility for the big decisions or providing the finances or caring for the kids. 
  3. Fear of commitment can be destabilising. People can sabotage what they have, consciously or unconsciously, by rejecting the feelings of responsibility.
  4. Issues related to self-esteem cause people to be dependent on the attentions of others, so they cheat as a way of seeking attention.
  5. Sexually addictive behaviour can lead to cheating, as a way of satisfying physical desires and engaging in affairs repeatedly.

What now?

Do not press the eject button, believing that the relationship is over. If your partner stops the affair and you are both prepared to find a way back, then the relationship can be saved. It may mean relationship counselling to solve the issues in a safe and confidential environment. The counsellor does not take sides, but they will help couples explore and rectify the problems. It takes two to make a successful couple.  

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Date: 15 November 2021 by max robinson