Why I Cheated

Why I Cheated

Why I Cheated

People explain what drove them to infidelity.

There's no sex like beginning-of-a-relationship sex. The anticipation. The exploring. The grabbing-your-new-lover-as-soon-as-they-walk-in-the-door, throwing-them-onto-the-kitchen-table-and-making-love-with-the-fervor-of-a-Greek-god-and-the-enthusiasm-of-Rush-Limbaugh-on-an-anti-Hillary-tirade. (Apologies if your lover's face is replaced by Rush's chubby mug next time you're together.)

Inevitably, what was once fresh and unfamiliar can become boring or lackluster. And that magic can only occasionally be recaptured with your significant other through the joy of make-up sex. But some people don't want to have to argue over whether or not it was their turn to do the dishes in order to rekindle that unfamiliar feeling.

Infidelity statistics are notoriously hard to come by because people tend to lie on surveys, but according to Infidelityfacts.com (the fact that the website exists is a statement in itself) 57% of men and 54% of women have cheated in a relationship at some point in their lives.


Dave Carder, author of Torn Asunder Workbook: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair, said that infidelity generally falls into two distinct categories. "There are predators who are out looking all the time," he said. But it is the second group that is the most typical. "The other kind of adultery happens to people who are not looking, but they just get swept off their feet," he says. "There is a lot of shame, remorse, guilt, problems in the marriage. Those people are a very different group of people than the first group."4 Types Of Infidelity & How Affairs Help Marriage

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