Discover why men cheat and how to protect your marriage or relationship.
It would be too easy and simple to say that men cheat because they can.
Or, that it is part of their DNA and nature.
At times it might seem that men are cheaters and liars without morals
or a conscience.
However, in a book on this topic, The Truth About Why Men Cheat; Marriage
counselor M. Gary Neuman cites the following findings:
48% of men rated emotional dissatisfaction as the
primary reason they cheated.
66% of cheating men report feeling guilt during the affair.
77% of cheating men have a good friend who cheated.
So, armed with this information how can you protect your marriage and
Well, in the first finding above the myth that “all men want is sex” is dispelled.
Men are emotional beings, though it might be expressed differently than
Men want to be shown appreciation and thoughtfulness! As a woman who
wants to protect her marriage be alert to the clues that your spouse
needs a “pat on the back” because he might not ask you for it.
But some other woman might see this need and fill it!
The number two finding is very revealing and also a bit alarming, because
it shows that men who cheat are not all “jerks” and “losers”!
Men feel guilty but cheat anyway because they can compartmentalize
their feelings thinking that they will deal with “that” later.
In this case “that” is the guilt from cheating. Which is going to damage the
relationship no matter how long he waits to deal with it.
Discover Why Men Cheat And How To Protect Your Marriage
The number three findings goes to the old saying “be careful the company
When men hang around with other cheating men, it seems to legitimize their
Of course, you cannot forbid your spouse to see his friends, but here are two
possible solutions to avoiding this problem:
- Request that they spend their time together in an environment
that offers less temptation, like at a sporting event or a restaurant
for lunch rather than at a bar or club.
- Build your social circle around happily married couples that share
your values — it’ll create an environment that supports marriage.