Family Therapist: 7 Reasons Of Infidelity, And Should You Forgive It?
June 11, 2018
There are countless books and movies about infidelity, but only those who faced this betrayal in real life know how much it can hurt. Usually, the family breaks apart as adultery is the most common reason for divorce. But don’t treat all cases alike, because there may be more to it, even if it seems such a no-brainer.
Reasons for infidelity
Nothing ever happens without a cause – each situation, including infidelity, has a cause and effect.
1. Relationship crisis
Getting into a relationship, people establish certain protocols, either verbal or implicit – they agree on the style and norms of behavior, their type of communication, intimate aspects of life, leisure, finances, and the like. With time, as people change, these established agreements also need to be reviewed and amended. Not all couples know about it, which leads to misunderstandings due to avoiding or silencing the problems. In this situation, cheating comes as a way of releasing the accumulated tension.