Or is infidelity a more nuanced act rife with psychological complexity?
After all, “people don’t just wake up one day and say, ‘You know, I feel like cheating on my spouse today,’” says Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT, the practice director of New York–based Manhattan Relationship Counseling and Psychotherapy.
If you need any proof of this—and you probably don’t—consider that the vast majority of Ashley Madison’s 37 million “active” users were overwhelmingly male.
(Like, 99.99999 percent male.) And, more recently, a You Gov poll found that 21 percent of men (compared to 19 percent of women) had actually admitted to cheating in the past. Does a “Y” chromosome biologically guarantee that we’re all doomed to life as terrible jerks?
As with all things love and lust, it’s often complicated.
With that in mind, we reached out to some top relationship experts to gather the biggest reasons why men cheat, and we’ve included them all here.
All of the information I received attributed the way I was feeling to my husband, Later, through my own research, I discovered that what I was experiencing was quite normal.
It’s no secret that men are far more likely to cheat on their partners than women are.Unfortunately, People who write and speak on the subject of why women cheat often regurgitate outdated information or intentionally leave out basic information because it's not politically correct to talk about women's true sexual nature.Shortly after my 27th birthday, I began to feel very different.Regardless of women's past and present complaints, the last thing The women in stage four included those who chose to stay married and continue their affairs and those who chose to divorce.Some of the women who continued their affairs stated that marital sex was improved by maintaining the extramarital relationship.