It’s a cold hard truth that each of us have likely been touched by an affair or cheating in one way or another. Whether we’ve only seen it on big screen, heard a friend’s teary tale or been the one doing the sneaking around, an affair is a concept only too familiar.
As to why a man or woman might stray from their partner, well, there’d be countless reasons. We reached out to sex therapist and educator, Jacqueline Hellyer, to find out what these may be.
“A large proportion of the clients I see are dealing with affairs, and the majority of those are married women who have had an affair, are having an affair, are on the brink of succumbing to an affair or are flirting with the idea of having an affair.
So it’s very common.
In my own clinical experience, these are some of the reasons women have affairs. These reasons don’t excuse it, and many of the reasons don’t really make sense, but here they are: