To be honest with our readers, today’s topic is not for the faint-hearted because it involves a sad reality seen as a wicked demon that hurts so many of us, CHEATING!
We all have scars and sad memories on that note, some are painful, some are funny, and sometimes, some stories are tragic. Either way, cheating can completely destroy trust and hope.
A lot of the times, men are the culprits when it comes to cheating and due to that norm, women have somehow managed to get away with cheating uncensored and undetectable.
However, we have come to learn that women also cheat (as much as men) and are often cheating because of issues within themselves.
According to Laura Lifshitz’s piece on PopSugar, women cheat for many reasons, but the following seven honest reasons are always the case women cheat.
- Low Self-Esteem
Yep, you’re not the reason – although, perhaps, you’re not being a loving and supportive partner, but that’s another story. She might cheat because her self-esteem is so low, she needs more than one person to boost her. Her affair might have made her feel like she is sexy or wanted, because inside, she doesn’t feel either sexy or wanted.
She may be feeling restless internally, dissatisfied at work, jaded over motherhood, jaded over growing older and about life after college. These are some of the noted reasons that led to cheating trouble.
Women crave romance. OK, maybe not every woman on the planet– but many women crave romance. When a relationship has none, a woman might just bark up the tree of another partner who’s got a song, dance, and poem in their heart for the lady.
While she could decide to talk to her partner and ask, “Hey, why are we lacking romance?” sometimes, a woman might just cheat for the romantic thrills and affection of another.
- Distraction From a “Sick” Spouse
This is quite a popular story from both from man to woman and woman to man. Spouse is using drugs or drinking – the other partner escapes in an affair. If she’s cheating it may be due to this or . . .
- Addictive Behavior
In this case, she may be using substances or just addicted. Addicted to sex, attention, shopping, gambling, whatever the case may be. If there are signs of impulsive behavior, it may be because there’s a mental health issue present.
- Midlife Crisis or Hormonal Shutdown
She might be having a midlife crisis. Men aren’t the only ones who panic over getting older. Many of us do. Perhaps she’s feeling drained after having a baby. Maybe she’s got a severe case of postpartum depression and is losing herself day by day.
- Feeling Shut Out
If you as her spouse are shutting her out, ignoring her, or retreating into your own job and outside life, she may go to someone to find that connection and intimacy.
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