This Is Why People Cheat, According to a Relationships Expert


When someone feels neglected in the relationship because a partner is spending most of their time at work or isn’t giving them their full attention, it can lead to adulterous relationships as a way of that person regaining control. This motivation for cheating could be interpreted as a cry for attention.  

 Sexual satisfaction

Unsurprisingly, when a couple isn’t having sex, or there are issues in the bedroom, it can lead to one party seeking sexual satisfaction elsewhere. It’s a common motivation for adulterers.


For some, cheating is merely something to spice things up i.e. one partner has tired of the relationship for whatever reason and is looking for a way to reignite some passion into their lives, regardless of any marital ties they may have.


Another common motivator is when one person in the relationship lacks self-esteem. This could spurn from feeling insecure about one’s body, career prospects or even age. 

Serial cheaters

For some people, monogamy isn’t an option and they will cheat their way through relationships until the cows come home.

Though they may try to mend their ways, some men and women just can’t comprehend being with just one person for the rest of their lives. This could be down to a variety of factors, such as attachment issues, commitment phobias or even sex addiction.