Extramarital Affairs: The Most Common Causes And Risk Factors
Extramarital affairs can be thrilling, exciting, passionate, romantic, and stressful at the same time. They can also be hurtful, destructive, cruel, and painful, which is even more difficult for the other side. Most of us yearn for extra attention and think about having an affair. We want to be desired.
Married people cheat for a variety of reasons. Infidelity affects up to 40% of married couples, and despite the large number, most people — even those who cheat — believe that cheating is wrong.
So, here are some extramarital affair reasons and risk factors.
Major Reasons For Marital Infidelity
There are a variety of reasons for marital infidelity, both with and without individual or marital risk factors. However, there are a few common threads that run through many of the causes. The role of unfulfilled needs is one of them.
One partner may be unable of meeting their other's demands, yet those requirements are frequently unspoken. Marital spouses do not have psychic abilities. Another issue is the failure to handle issues directly.
Another important aspect of communication and commitment in marriage is avoiding difficulties (problem avoidance) rather than confronting them.
Some major reasons for marital infidelity include:
• Feeling devalued or neglected:
Feeling unloved might lead to infidelity. When both partners work, the housework and childcare generally fall to the women. The affair validates the person's feeling of worth in this scenario. Feeling ignored, on the other hand, may be due to unreasonable expectations of a spouse rather than actual neglect.
Emotional or sexual dissatisfaction with the marriage is prevalent. Marriage is hard work, and couples who do not nurture each other may drift apart. For both men and women, a sexless marriage is frequently cited as a reason.
Men and women who seek the thrill of the chase and the pleasure of renewed love are more inclined to cheat. Some argue their flirtation is a method to spice up their marriage rather than seeking to locate a replacement for their mate. Cheating is usually justified as a result of falling out of love. This could be due to a misunderstanding of how love develops in marriage.
• Lack of commitment:
A recent study discovered that those who are less committed to their relationship are more likely to cheat.
• Body image:
As seen by instances of middle-aged men having affairs with women their children' age, infidelity can be a method for a guy (or woman) to show that they still "have everything." Coupled with these sentiments, a spouse could blame their partner for their own transgressions, believing that their partner has "already crossed the line."
If one partner has had an affair or has caused the other to suffer in some way, the aggrieved partner may feel compelled to seek revenge, which may lead to an affair.
A Relationship's Risk Factors
1.Problems in the marriage can also increase the likelihood of adultery. Here are a few examples:
2.Emotional and physical abuse in the home
3.Physical and/or emotional disconnection
5.Lack of respect and communication
6.People who married for the wrong reasons have low compatibility: A feeling of "consumer's regret" can result from a lack of connection.
Finally, keep in mind that affairs indicate a problem with the initial married or live-in relationship. So, if you discover that your partner is unfaithful (find out how in the ebooks), you'll have a higher chance of saving your relationship if you're willing to acknowledge that at least some of the reasons for your partner's infidelity may be due to you.
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