- May 22, 2017
There’s healing help in knowing these four reasons why married people cheat.
Most people don’t become curious about the causes of infidelity until it’s impacted them personally.
Maybe they’ve cheated, are cheating, or are considering cheating and don’t understand how they wound up in this situation. Maybe they’ve discovered their spouse has been or is being unfaithful. Maybe they’ve found out someone close to them has had or is having an affair.
Regardless of your reason for wanting to understand what causes infidelity in marriage, gaining some clarity about the possible reasons can help you begin to heal from the repercussions of the betrayal.
In general, what causes infidelity in marriage falls into one of four categories.
- The straying spouse has unmet emotional needs.
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Among the many different feelings reported as being at the root for infidelity are loneliness, neglect, unappreciated, emotionally irrelevant, fear of growing older, sadness, anger, resentment, boredom, disconnection from their spouse, trapped, isolated, disrespected, insecurity and bitterness.
Of course experiencing feelings like these don’t mean it’s OK to have an affair. They simply indicate that the person experiencing them is in pain.
And when someone is in pain, they try to make it stop. Although there are many ways to alleviate…