Cheating is the ultimate betrayal of trust in a relationship and occurs for a variety of complicated reasons. While many people think cheating occurs due to sex, it normally occurs for completely different reasons. Find out the top 8 reasons guys cheat so you can help avoid it in your relationship.
She cheated first
I’ve never been an advocate for staying with someone after they have cheated since it causes insecurity, guilt and can ruin the relationship. If he decides to stay in the relationship, he may feel the need to get revenge and cheat.
You emasculate your guy
Girls who put their significant other down by constantly telling him he is not a real man, doesn’t perform well in bed, doesn’t have the physique of her ideal man, or anything else that makes him feel inferior, are at risk of being cheated on. The guy will want to have an emotional and physical connection with someone that makes him feel good about himself and will likely cheat or break up with you.
He’s unfulfilled sexually
One of the most basic and obvious reasons that guys cheat is for sexual exploration. Guys who are in a sexless relationship will often seek out another partner for his physical needs. Some guys don’t want to start over and will cheat and stay in the relationship.
You both fight constantly over everything
Having argument in a relationship is natural and healthy. Fighting over every small detail is not healthy and can lead him to want someone else. Sometimes he may cheat when you two fight constantly because he is unhappy in the relationship.
He is unfulfilled emotionally
When I look for a relationship, I’m looking for someone that will be my best friend and fulfill my emotional needs. When a guy is in a relationship where his partner is not fulfilling his emotional needs and is strictly physical, or co-existing, he may seek out someone to fill his emotional needs.
He is going through a stressful or tough time
Whether he is stressed out at work or one of his loved ones just passed away, he can be influenced easily by someone tempting him to cheat due to his emotional state. Typically, someone that cheats in this scenario was unhappy in the relationship and isn’t getting support from his partner.
His friends tell him he is unhappy with you
A guys friends play a big part in his relationship decisions. If his friends do not approve of your relationship with him because he is unhappy around them, they will encourage him to being looking for someone else. Guys that do this don’t think on their own and are easily influenced, but it does occur often as we always try to gain our friends approval.
He wasn’t ready/can’t commit to a relationship
Some guys will enter into a relationship when they’re not ready for commitment. He may be trying to change his ways, or even settle down, but he just isn’t ready. Don’t try to change him as he needs to change his ways on his own in order to be ready for commitment.