While some people do have affairs because they feel they’re not getting what they want in their relationship, it’s only one of many reasons sexual infidelity occurs.
Many perfectly happily married people have affairs simply because the opportunity presents itself. Factors like availability, ease, lack of self control, power and minimal risk are all factors that can lead to ‘opportunity affairs.’ Some people are more likely to act on impulse.
A study reveals that the reason men cheat on their partners is because women are more likely to forgive them for it.
Women are more likely to forgive bad behaviour than men, with 60 per cent excusing their other half after they have been cheated upon. No one likes being cheated upon, be it the girlfriend or the wife. However, cheating in relationships is a pertinent issue and if a new study is to be believed, then the reason men cheat and have affairs comes down to the fact that women are pretty quick to forgive their partners.
On the other hand only 38 percent of men were seen likely to forgive their cheating partners. It means that one partner takes the other person for granted, which should not be.
A healthy relationship built on trust, openness, mutual respect, commitment and inventiveness is a starting point to curbing sexual infidelity.