New York, Feb. 5 (ANI): Cultural stereotypes inform that it's mostly men who cheat on their wives or girlfriends and not the other way around, but clinical research details that nearly as many women cheat as their counterpart.
Women who step out on their husband or their significant other, do so for any number of reasons, the five most common of which are:
Firstly, the woman must feel that she is underappreciated, neglected, or ignored, the Huffington Post reported.
A woman who felt more like a housekeeper, financial provider, or nanny than a wife or girlfriend is more susceptible to finding an external situation, which brings attention and appreciation for who she is rather than the functions that she performs.
Another reason for the adultery can be that the woman must be craving intimacy as women feel valued and connected to their partner through non-sexual emotional interaction like touching, kissing, cuddling, gift-giving, being remembered, and meaningful communication.
Women, who are unable to get their intimacy needs fulfilled by a primary partner may look elsewhere and try to meet the needs through sexual/romantic relationships.
Thirdly, the woman could be bored or may be lonely.
Women, who find themselves alone at home for long periods of time, can feel that their lives lack meaning, and they could use casual sex or deeper romantic affairs to fill the void inside their lives.
Women with spouses or partners who are absent for long periods of time for example military service, may also turn to affairs to fill what feels like an emptiness.
Fourthly, the woman will cheat if she never feels fully loved and appreciated.
Some females have unrealistic expectations about what a long-term spouse or partner should offer them emotionally and in other ways and when their partner fails them, they feel justified in seeking attention elsewhere.
Lastly, the women can have an intimacy disorder. Early childhood trauma and/or sexual abuse often lead women (and men) to problems with addictive sex and/or serial cheating and they can seek consistency and feelings of importance through intensity-based romantic and/or sexual activity. (ANI)