Why People Cheat & What Happens When Caught, By Zodiac Sign

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What drives people to cheat? Is it the sense of being tied down to only one person that drives them, or is it the constant fighting that drove them into another person's bed?

However you justify it, cheating is wrong. But, it also may be a woman or man's only escape from a hostile relationship they are in.

Who are we to judge, right?

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Most people cheat and continue to cheat until they get caught and are forced to deal with the underlying problem. What are you supposed to say to your significant other when they catch you in bed with another man?

This is tricky, because there really is no right thing to say in this situation.

It is hard enough finding the courage to end a relationship, let alone have the person you no longer want to be with see you all snuggled up with someone else.

Each zodiac sign possesses certain qualities that probably made their partner fall for them in the first place.

Each sign also has traits that could lead them to do something extreme and impulsive. Nobody is perfect – no matter what your horoscope tells you.


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You are bound to make a mistake and if cheating is the one you chose, there are ways to go about explaining yourself to your partner.

You might not get back together, but at least he will have a better idea of why you decided to cheat.

Ladies and gentlemen, moral of the story here is to not cheat. If there is something sour about your relationship, try and fix it first.

If there is no saving it, then end things. But, if things get messy and you end up in this situation, here is what to say if you are the one caught cheating.

ARIES (March 21st - 19th)

Unfortunately Aries, you're honest. You'll admit you had an affair, point blank.


Since you are the first sign listed in the zodiac realm, you have to own up to your mistakes first.

You decided to cheat on your partner because you hate being tied down for too long.

You crave passion and adventure and felt you did not have that with your person.

If you are the one who got caught, while you do have an aggressive and temperamental side, if your boyfriend catches you cheating try to remain calm.

Explain to them in a relaxed setting how you felt. There is no easy way to say you just weren't really into them and craving more, but you can try.

You might start to overthink and tell him it was a mistake, but deep down you know you aren't ready to be a one man woman.


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TAURUS (April 20th – May 20th)

Taurus, your possessive and controlling nature got in the way of something great.

You cheated because you felt like you were losing control of your relationship and needed someone you could boss around – even if it was only for one night.

When your partner catches you cheating, don't be uncompromising and tell him the truth.

In fact, you won't. You often will avoid the conversation all together, but when cornered, you'll admit you did something wrong and ask for forgiveness.

If you were the one who got caught, speak your mind and tell him your jealousy got the best of you. If you are questioning his faithfulness as well, it may be time for a longer conversation.


If you both cheated on each other, that is a problem. No, you aren't even.

Tell him you can't be with someone who you constantly question and doubt. Maybe he will understand and you can work things out in therapy. If not, you live and you learn.

GEMINI (May 21st - June 20th)

Gemini, if you stick around long enough to get caught, it will be surprising.

Consistency is key when it comes to fulfilling a long and happy relationship, and you don't really like consistency. It's boring.

You cheated because you weren't mature enough to be in a serious relationship – and that is okay, well not the cheating but the maturity thing.

You are a social butterfly and that is what got the best of you. Your excellent communication skills had you wound up talking all night in another person's bedroom.


If you are caught cheating, you won't need to be honest and explain that your maturity level just wasn't on par with his, you'll just dump the relationship and go on with your life.

Yes, you had feelings for him but you also had feelings for ten other guys in one night. It happens and it is all a learning experience.

Tell your partner you learned you aren't ready for a serious commitment and you should have told him sooner.

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CANCER (June 21st - July 22nd)

Cancer, you are embarrassed when you cheat. And if you're unfaithful it's because your sensitivity got the best of you.

You cheated because you felt a disconnect between you and the person you love, and you won't admit that you were unfaithful because it hurts too much to know you hurt someone you loved.


That hit you hard and instead of telling your partner this, you decided to try and feel that connection with someone else.

If you are caught in bed with another man, tell your partner it was the only way you thought you could get his attention.

You have tried for months to get him to realize you did not feel the same love coming from his side and that you were the one carrying the relationship through the mud.

If you cheated because you think your partner cheated on you, it's often not any better.

When he questions your motives, be honest with yourself and reflect on the past few months of your time together. Tell him you needed to feel special and wanted again.


LEO (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leo, you know the reason why you cheated was because you were on the hunt for better lover. There are plenty of fish in the sea and you were looking for the best one.

You don't mind admitting you have needs, and if you cheated, then so what?

You found him, got caught in bed with him, and now need to explain yourself. Okay.

So, Leo, the best thing you can do is be completely transparent with your partner.

Tell him you are sorry and did not realize it was an exclusive romance. Now, is that true? Beats me, but that is the best way to explain why you cheated without him getting crushed.

It is totally fine to sleep around, but make sure there is no one tied to you first because that is when things get awkward.


VIRGO (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgo, for an over thinker, you sure did not think this one through. You cheated because you were tired of thinking, which makes sense considering you questioned the integrity of your entire relationship.

If you are caught cheating, tell your partner that you were tired of not knowing where your relationship stood. Were you serious? Were you not serious?

Be honest and tell him you truly did not know. Instead of analyzing every little move he made, tell him you decided to just go with your gut for once.

Since you gut told you to sleep with someone else, that is probably not a great sign of how your relationship was going – just saying!


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LIBRA (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Libra, you are the most surprising zodiac sign to cheat – especially to your partner. He was so shocked to find out that the girl he thought was full of peace and balance was actually a little crazy.

You are crazy about love and finding that spark with someone. Instead of telling your partner that you felt the relationship was lacking lust, you avoided confrontation and ended up in bed with that hot guy from across the street.

Tell him you were scared to talk to him about your true feelings and your lack of appreciation.

He might not understand, but at least you can finally say you confronted someone with your problems instead of just going with the flow and doing what everyone else is doing.


SCORPIO (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpio, when something goes wrong in your relationship, you automatically think the worst. Whether that be through jealousy or thinking he is hiding something from you, your first instinct was to cheat.

If you are caught cheating by your partner, you need to tell him what you are really looking for in a relationship.

You want someone who goes out of their way to make your life perfect – which is a little much but if that is what you think you deserve then be honest.

Tell him you know you shouldn't have cheated, but you're a little high maintenance and needed some new attention.

Tell him if he can't give you what you want, then you are walking away before he does.


SAGITTARIUS (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarius, because you take on more than you can handle in not only life, but your relationships you ended up stressing yourself out.

So much so that you ended up cheating on your partner.

You need to tell your partner that at the end of the day, you just want to achieve your goals and put yourself first for once.

If you are caught cheating, tell him it was a long time coming.

You needed to break free from that suffocating feeling and trying to please everyone around you.

You should have told him this in the first place, but now you have to own up to the fact that you just weren't ready for this big of a commitment.


With your lifestyle, a short fling that doesn't add extra stress is exactly what you need.

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CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 19th)

Capricorn, it is also very shocking to hear that you cheated on your significant other.

With your strict values and love of family, you know it wasn't like you to jump in bed with another man.

Maybe you needed to break free from your stereotypical ways and push the boundaries of love? Or, maybe you just found yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time.

If you are caught cheating, you need to beg for his forgiveness. Tell him you felt you needed to be the less strict "goody goody" everyone in your family thinks you are.


He probably won't forgive you or maybe he will over time, but let this be a lesson that not everything in your life will be perfect.

AQUARIUS (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarius, you may fight for the causes you believe in, but you don't fight for your relationships.

You cheated because you overthink everything and anything, leading you to believe your relationship was doomed and you needed to end it somehow.

Instead of being genuine with your feelings, you decided to cheat.

If you are caught by your significant other, tell him you didn't know what else to do and you were in a really deep hole you felt you couldn't come out of.

You tend to run from your emotions, but now you are forced to deal with them face to face.


Take a deep breath and finally pour your heart out to him. Here's to hoping he understands.

PISCES (February 19th – March 20th)

Pisces, you were tired of always doing the right thing and helping others before yourself.

You wanted to do something spontaneous for once.

Maybe you got a little too drunk and now have some explaining to do to your significant other?

If you are caught cheating, tell him you got caught up in the allure of those around you.

Tell him you were tired of always trusting others too much and needed to break free from reality.

He probably won't get where you are coming from, but now you know that a short-term fling might be best for you. Play around a little before settling down for good.


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Carlie Fox is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.