Affair and Cheating

6 reasons people give for having affairs

What are the most common reasons people give for why they had an affair?
young man texting lover while wife is asleep

As a therapist who extensively helps people deal with the aftermath of extramarital affairs, I have pretty much come across every reason possible that people give for why they had the affair. Here’s a list of the top reasons I’ve heard in my therapy chambers!

  • I got carried away – People use this reason and say that they were with the affair partner, talking or drinking and one thing led to another and before they could stop it, things happened.

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  1. A person gets into an extra-marital relationship; mainly because he / she is not receiving the expected love and care at home; some are purely out of lust; but some are there out of true love too without any expectations – they don’t want to disturb the married life of the other person… also due to society norms / taboo – they cannot be together – so choose to be separate but cannot sacrifice their love !

  2. I feel the sole reason a man / woman cheats is for their selfish motive of getting
    more than what they are entitled to get in a relationship without disclossing it to their partners . Most often its for having your comforts and grabbing something addition under the carpet . Its a greed for more physical gratification or variety at the end .

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