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5 reasons why women cheat on their partners

Last updated on: August 01, 2019 16:41 IST

Some women fantasise beyond the thresholds of realism which leaves them extremely disappointed in the relationship with their partner, says Solene Paillet.

Why women cheat on their partners

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This progressive but not so acceptable society nurtures the misconception that women do not cheat on their partners.

According to a recent study, 7 out of 10 Indian women cheat on their partners.

Do you think the same way?

Well, the probability is equal for both genders to cheat on each other.

But what important is to understand why they are inclining on cheating instead of finding a solution while being in the limits of loyalty.

Here are some possible reasons and explanations to help you comprehend the issues that may evoke the undeniable urge of cheating in a woman.

1. Low self-esteem

Unhappy job, toxic workplace, unsatisfied sexual life, shabby looks and no one to pamper her in such situations can account to develop low self-esteem in a woman which may burst out drastically.

When a woman feels neglected by her partner, she feels more like a housewife or a financial supporter than a partner or a wife.

Alas! It’s an atrocious experience!

This could be an obvious reason why she gets attracted to someone who makes her feel special with adorable gestures by appreciating her for who she is or giving her precious quality time.

And nothing can be as relieving as living such moments with someone who brings a sweet satiating smile on the face.

2. They have unsatisfied sexual desires

Physical needs are an integral part of a happy relationship.

Every woman has different sexual desires and physical needs which can either drive her crazy or make her disinterested in building an intimate relationship with her partner.

Regardless of gender, no human can stay elated in an unsatisfied romantic and sexual bonding and they generate this inner desire to explore the true form of eroticism with someone else.

3. They feel lonely

Women feel lonely when they cannot connect emotionally with their spouse due to various reasons.

It may be because of a lack of intimacy, hectic work life, unavailability of the partner due to other responsibilities.

Any reason can end-up make her feel lonely, but this creates a menacing void in her life which is to be filled by someone else.

Otherwise, she may unwillingly get into the clutches of depression.

4. Idealistic expectations from a relationship

Some women fantasise beyond the thresholds of realism which leaves them extremely disappointed in the relationship with their partner.

Women with this utopic mindset expects eternal pampering from their spouse like having them around round the clock all 365 days.

Though such expectations are not realistic, they look out for other men who may turn them true.

5. They feel overwhelmed by the needs of others

Many pieces of research reveal that even women who are happily married and who love their spouse and family also tend to cheat just because they want to own everything and desire to relish every experience that inspires them to have an extramarital affair.

They feel that having sex out of their marriage may take their life to another level of personal satisfaction.

Ironically many reasons make women cheat on their men but there cannot be enough excuses for being unfaithful.

Cheating is not a solution to address the issues of feeling lonely, unsatisfied, or unfulfilled, rather these circumstances can be handled more with mutual consent and by widening channels of personal communication.

Solene Paillet is marketing specialist, Gleeden, a discreet extramarital dating site for women. 

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