In a time with endless sexualized images and content, it’s easy to draw simple conclusions about why men cheat. They want a different woman, is what we tend to think when our man cheats on us. The truth is that this explanation is distorted.
First thing’s first, it’s not your fault if a man cheats on you. It is not that you are no longer attractive or interesting, as your mind will tell you. When a man cheats, it is prompted by inner dissatisfaction.
As you know, men need to feel like they are the best. This can mean the best in your eyes, at work, in their hobbies, and many other things. The main theme is that men crave the feeling of power.
While women care more about being emotionally cherished and cared for, men feel the sting of decreasing significance strongly. If a man feels less desired both sexually and emotionally, they will likely start to focus their attention elsewhere. This is not out of disinterest in you, but due to their need for constant recognition and appreciation.
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Cheating is not something that should be excused, but we also need to try to understand what might lead a man to that point. Thinking about cheating and where it can come from is helpful in that you can become more aware of what you are and aren’t doing that might be affecting your guy’s state of mind.
Men want to be admired. For example, you many not understand your guy’s work or maybe you’re just not that interested in it, but you need to engage with him no matter what. Listening to him talk and vent about whatever is in his mind, even if the topics bore you is vital. Don’t we expect the same from them.
Relationships are unique so there are no set guidelines as to how to prevent cheating from touching yours. Remember that you chose to commit to your guy. He wants to be reminded of that, feeling it constantly. Think about how you felt when you first met your partner and relive those feelings.
You can’t control whether or not a man cheats on you, all you can do is provide your guy with the love and support they need. It should be enough, and if it’s not, then he wasn’t the guy for you!
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