Why Do Women Cheat, Exactly?

Heartbreak, Sex

Are women unfaithful for the same reasons as men?

If you've ever been cheated on before, then you know what it feels like to have your heart broken in two. Because we're only human, we sometimes take the blame for why our partners cheat. But constantly overthinking what happened and beating yourself up with questions such as "Did she have an affair because she wasn't satisfied with our sex life?" or "Did she just cheat for the sake of doing it?" does nothing to heal the pain. It will only reopen the wound.

Senior VP of Experts Melanie Gorman sits down with relationship experts John Gray, LiYana Silver, Debi Berndt and Tammy Nelson to talk about why women cheat, a question that's plagued the minds of many. Because everyone's situation is so different, it is sometimes hard to pin an exact reason for why so many people are having affairs. Honestly, is there even a different driving force behind why men and women are unfaithful? For instance, some people believe that men cheat for sex and women cheat for emotional reasons — but things are much more complicated than that. While no one can say for sure what drives people's desire to commit adultery, the experts come pretty close.


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