Is something telling you that your boyfriend or husband is cheating? Sometimes we can have a sense about things and it’s best not to ignore this feeling. In addition to heeding your sixth sense, there can be signs that he may be cheating that you should watch out for. Before you start trying to confirm your suspicions of cheating, you may be asking yourself “why do men cheat on their girlfriends or wives?” Here are five reasons.
An exact reason on why men cheat can be difficult to determine since men cheat for a variety of reasons and one reason does not apply in all cases were cheating is involved. Sometimes they cheat just because, but here are 5 common reasons to answer the question “Why do men cheat on their girlfriends or wives?”
1. They are done with the relationship
This reason can be frustrating because you may ask yourself why they didn’t just tell you they were done with you, so you could both move on. But unfortunately, although some men may be ready to move on from you, they may be too chicken to initiate the breakup or divorce in order to avoid the “mess”. And in some cases the wife or girlfriend may not want to let go.
They may want their wife or girlfriend to initiate the breakup or divorce and often wish that they would get caught by their significant other since most wives or girlfriends will not tolerate cheating. This can happen especially if they want to keep up appearances with others by having others believe (without knowing the whole story) that you broke up with him. Even though a man may be afraid to initiate a breakup despite being over the relationship, he may simply go ahead and start cheating on his wife or girlfriend.
2. To feel macho
Let’s face it. A man who has many women is celebrated in this world whereas the reverse isn’t. If a man feels that they are going through a significant phase brought about by the aging process, change in body or features, etc, they may start looking for a way to start feeling virile and confident in their manhood again. For many men this may involve looking for someone new on the side to make them feel virile and macho again.
3. Unfulfilled needs and desires
Unfulfilled needs and desires may be another reason that men cheat on their wives or girlfriends. In some of these cases, they may truly love their wife or girlfriend and are not looking to break up with or get divorced. In the best case scenario, they would prefer that their wife or girlfriend fulfill their desires especially sexual needs and desires. If the girlfriend or wife is unwilling for whatever reason, they may get involved with someone on the side who meets these various needs and desires. In a few cases, the women may not be able to meet these needs and desires especially if the man is bisexual or has other questions about his sexuality.
Although a few extramarital affairs may be long term, most of them only last for a short time and may even be one night stands with the man never seeing the woman (or man) ever again. Many have these purely sexual relationships because they can and not think they are hurting anyone and in some cases alcohol may be involved.
5. Just because
Why do men cheat on their girlfriends or wives? Sometimes it’s just because. It’s important to remember that when cheating is involved and you discover it and ask them why, a lot men may not be able to give you any reason for why they cheated. They may be involved in a perfect or almost perfect relationship and still end up cheating on their wife or girlfriend.
Some men may simply have a moment of weakness when they make a mistake while other men simply do not care who they hurt. They may feel that you should not be concerned about the cheating since they come home to you and the other person means nothing to them so you shouldn’t be worried about them.
Why do men cheat on their girlfriends or wives? There are many reasons or no reason at all. What’s important is that you don’t need to put up with it and there are many ways to uncover cheating and confront him about what he is doing behind your back and determine the best way forward for YOU. For a resource to help you uncover cheating, click here.