8 reasons why people deceive their partners according to scientists
Infidelity is a painful ordeal for the deceived person. Often traumatic, it can be the subject of several questions from the betrayed person who loses confidence in herself.
It’s a moment that few people can overcome in a couple. There are some motives that cause people to cheat on their partner. Even if they do not forgive the act of infidelity, they can be useful to know in order to have a better knowledge of the functioning of the couple.
Infidelity is a more common phenomenon than people think. According to an online survey of Ifop, Institute of Opinion and Marketing Studies in France and internationally, more than one in two men and more than one in three women admit to having been unfaithful.
The proportion of natives in France who declare themselves unfaithful has increased from 19% in 1970 to 43% in 2016, which is slightly more than double. A phenomenon is more generalized and socially accepted than in previous decades.
Infidelity can be experienced as a trauma by the deceived person. Destruction of the couple, loss of confidence in oneself and in one’s partner, grudge, so many consequences that can lead the person betrayed to live deep distress. But the deceived person may feel alone wondering why she deserved to live that way.
There are a few reasons that can motivate infidelity without excusing it. According to a scientific study published in the Journal of Sex Research, there are circumstances that can lead the individual to have an extramarital relationship.