Cheating in relationships has become so commonplace that we can’t keep up with the changing statistics. Chatting on the Internet has contributed greatly to the upward trend of infidelity between partners. Check out the 3 factors below to get an idea if you are at risk in your relationship.
Infidelity – Again! Cheating in Relationships More Than Once?
Did you know that the majority of people who experience cheating in their relationships will likely experience it again – even if they move on to other relationships!
Pretty unbelieveable – but unfortunately, it’s the truth. One would think that getting badly burned once would be enough. But that’s not quite the way it happens for many….
There are reasons for why infidelity, adultery and extra marital affairs often become a repeated pattern for some people in relationships and not in others. People are complicated and things are not always as they appear.
Neverthess, a relationship’s vulnerability to infidelity comes down to the following major three factors…
Three Factors that are Involved When There is Cheating in Relationships
ONE – People’s choices in a partner or spouse are not in line with what they need or want, or with what their spouse or partner can give them. In other words, there is a mismatch along the important dimension of emotional intimacy.
TWO – People fail to make their relationships a priority by putting the time and energy into them that they need. That leaves them open for infidelity and cheating to take root.
THREE – People fail to understand the issues that lead to the infidelity, adultery and extra marital affair in the first place. They also don’t see the part they played in the relationship’s failure. For many people, it is easier to blame someone else for things that went wrong rather than looking inward for understanding.
Does any of this ring a bell? If it does, then it’s time to pay attention. Goodness knows, you don’t need another round of the heartache and grief that comes with cheating in relationships.
Dr. Reena Sommer is an internationally recognized relationship and divorce consultant, speaker and author. Download a free introductory copy of her newly released e-Book, “The Anatomy of An Affair” at http://www.reenasommerassociates.mb.ca/affairs.html