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The Real Reasons Why Men Cheat

The Real Reasons Why Men Cheat

It may be that skinny girl at the office or that old flame he’s been chatting with on Facebook.

Have you ever wondered if your man is cheating on you?

If your man has become distant, doesn’t communicate, doesn’t touch you or look you in the eye, or doesn’t seem interested in you anymore…

He may be committing – or about to commit – the ULTIMATE relationship sin: an affair.

It is disheartening that so much of this goes on in relationships and marriages, as a great deal of hurt normally ensues.

In this article, I want to discuss with you some of the common reasons why men have affairs and to give you valuable information on what you can do in your relationship to help prevent your man from straying.

A Lot of Guys Do It. What’s the Big Deal?

Although it is true that about 50 percent of men in long-term relationships will have at least one affair, it is a big deal.

Many men see their friends having affairs, hear about celebrities doing it and watch plenty of movies that include passionate affairs.

The more common something is, the more people tend to think it’s all right.

Take a look at the kinds of friends your man hangs out with.

Men tend to hang out with a social group that has similar morals and values.

Just because “many” are having affairs does not mean it is right, and a man with integrity is more likely to choose not to have friends that cheat on their women.

Testosterone Levels May Play a Role

Men’s testosterone levels are about 10 times higher than women’s.

Testosterone is a hormone that causes one to have a higher libido, be more aggressive and riskier.

When boys hit puberty and their testosterone levels jump, their sexual drive goes through the roof, and sex is on their mind much of the time.

That being said, with a man’s sexual drive being predominantly higher than women’s, some men opt to seek sex outside of the relationship.

Routine and Boring Sex

Men tend to love passionate and exciting sex.

What happens in most relationships is that the sexual life starts off wonderful.

The couple has sex often, and it is pretty hot and steamy.

After awhile though, the sex life can get monotonous and infrequent.

It could be both partners fault, but much of the time it is the woman who pulls away from the sexual scene.

Plenty of men will admit that once they’ve been in a relationship for over a year, the sex rate drops considerably.

When babies and children come, it dwindles even more.

Men tend to want sex even when they’ve had a long, hard day and are tired.

Women tend to just want to curl up in bed and sleep after a trying day.

Lack of sex in a relationship oftentimes results in men having an affair.

Some go out and seek another women and others simply cave when an opportunity presents itself.

This does not have to be the case.

Talk to your guy about your sex life. See if he is happy with it.

Evaluate your own feelings.

Is it boring? Routine?

Can you spice it up?

There are many ways you can heat up the bedroom. It just takes some effort by both partners.

Ego Trip

Experts report that many men who have affairs suffer from low self-esteem.

It could be due to their own low self-worth or perhaps their woman continually puts them down or simply shows no support toward him.

Men like and need emotional support from their partners, so if they are not getting it, they may stray in order to feel liked, powerful and sexy.

Men also like to know that they still have sex appeal.

They want to feel special and attractive and if they are not getting that at home, they are more likely to stray.

Of course, some men are simply on a power and ego trip, so their affairs would have nothing to do with the fault of their women.

They simply have inner problems and choose not to deal with them in a more acceptable way, such as therapy.


Lastly, when men get into long-term relationships or get married, sometimes they get to a point where they feel trapped.

They go to work, come home, help take care of kids and the home, listen to a nagging wife, and get up the next day to do it all over again.

Men like to feel independent and have excitement and variety in their lives.

Certainly, they can find that without having an affair, but for many, the thrill of sneaking around and having forbidden sex with another woman is very appealing.

These are simply a few reasons why men have affairs.

Each man and situation is different, but there are some signs to look for when you are wondering about your man.

Be sure to communicate with your husband if you feel like he is thinking about having an affair or if you think he is having an affair.

Together, evaluate your relationship in terms of communication, passion and sex.

Be honest and open.

I hope you have learned why men have affairs and gained some insights into relationships in general.

Wishing you everlasting love and happiness,