It's often believed that people cheat because there is something missing in their relationship which then tempts them to be unfaithful. What are the causes of infidelity? And can you keep your spouse from having an affair? Literally meaning the breaking of trust, cheating is sometimes about experiencing another world that is different from what you know.

Relationship expert Matthew Walters is joined by YourTango marriage experts Esther PerelLesli DoaresCynthia Chestnut and Elisabeth LaMotte to take a closer look at the elements that factor into infidelity, the lasting effects of cheating on a relationship and whether there's anything that can be done to prevent it.

Check out the video above and see what the experts have to say on why having an affair isn't as simple as the betrayal of your partner's interest being piqued by another.

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