People enter into a relationship believing that it will be stable and last a long time. However, time tests every relationship and we often see many relationships getting strained, leading to break-ups and divorce. People having affairs with others is one of the primary causes of strained relationship and one of the most common reasons for break-up and divorce. Let’s take a look at some key reasons, as to why people cheat in relationships.
Lack of sexual satisfaction: A couple may be good partners, but their relationship could be adversely affected if any one or both partners are not getting adequate sexual satisfaction. This situation may prompt the couple to seek sex outside of the relationship, which eventually leads to break-up or divorce. It is not yet fully understood why we derive greater sexual satisfaction from a specific person.
Lack of emotional connection: Emotional intimacy also plays a vital role in the success of relationships. Usually, we derive greater sexual satisfaction when we are emotionally connected to our partner. In case there is no emotional intimacy or if it has been eroded with time, people may look to others for emotional support.
Falling out of love: For most of us, love is a complex feeling and difficult to put in words. What is also true about love is that it can get stronger with time or get weak, depending on the relationship. It’s quite common to see people starting their relationship with great love and passion, but losing steam as the years pass by. If people stop experiencing love in their relationship, they may look for it elsewhere.
Finding someone new: With time, things in a relationship tend to get boring. In such situation, if we meet someone that we like, it can start a new relationship.
Just for curiosity: Some people end up cheating their partners just because they are driven by their curiosity to explore a new relationship. It can be a one night stand or a more regular affair.
Some of the above factors can be corrected if appropriate action is taken in time. However, you should not be too concerned about salvaging the relationship. If two people are meant to be together, they will do so, irrespective of the challenges that come in the way. And if not, then things will drift apart no matter how much you love a person or care for them. So, enjoy your present and be ready to move on if things don’t work out between you two.