The 6 Main Reasons Why Women Cheat


Here are 6 honest reasons women cheat.

1. Romance

Women crave romance. We just do. OK, maybe not every woman on the planet — I won’t be reductivist here (is that even the right word?) — 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.

2. 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. This affair of hers might have made her feel like she is sexy or wanted because inside, she doesn’t feel either sexy or wanted.

3. Boredom

I don’t mean to say this flippantly, but she just may be bored with her life. She may be feeling restless internally. Dissatisfied at work. Jaded over motherhood. Jaded over growing older. Jaded about life after college.

Feeling empty inside can lead to bad choices. This doesn’t make it a good excuse — no, none of these are “good excuses,” but rather reasons that led to cheating trouble.

4. Addictive Behavior

Or 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

The reality is cheating is not usually simple. It’s usually a long line of missed communications, issues, and situations that lead a person further and further away from the primary partnership.

And truly, most of the times someone cheats, it is due to his or her dissatisfaction with his or herself.

It’s because inside, there are holes this person is dying to fill. In the desperation to fill loneliness, doubt, anxiety, addiction, or what have you, there rises the magical “affair” that seems to present itself as the answer and almighty cure to all those problems listed.

The truth? An affair is not the solution but in fact is just the diversion from truly finding answers that will bring peace, love, and harmony to the individual and the marriage/relationship.

Sometimes, though, it’s easier to find a “quick solution” than do the hard work, or so it seems. Bottom line is an affair may seem like an easy answer, but it will only create more work and hardship. Don’t do it.

H/T: Popsugar / Laura Lifshitz