Why Do People Cheat? A Sex Therapist Has Some Fascinating Insight

Why Do People Cheat? A Sex Therapist Has Some Fascinating Insight

I was sure our love would be forever, so when I walked in on him making out with some guy from work (who also had a boyfriend-so what gives, man?), I had no choice but to rush out of his apartment. I spent the next two weeks trying to get our relationship back on track, which seemed like the most stoic and grown-up thing to do.

As it turns out, cheating is the most common reason for divorce. Roughly 2% to 4% of spouses have had a sexual affair with someone else within one year of in Current Opinion in Psychology.

However, just because a partner cheat doesn’t mean the relationship will end. According to the American Association for FT), many relationships continue after a partner cheats. In fact, some relationships tend to be stronger and more intimate after therapy.

So, why do people cheat? Here’s what you should know about why one partner decides to cheat on the other and what to do after it happens. Continue reading