5 Reasons Why Men Cheat & Ways To Stop Your Man From Cheating On You
Posted On June 27, 2023
In marriages and committed relationships, most of us expect the obvious: commitment. Unfortunately, even after swearing to abandon everyone else, many people cheat. Countless studies and real life experiences tell us that men are more likely to cheat than women. That’s not a big secret! However, the reasons why men cheat remain a mystery to most of us.
Well, there’s good news: there are a few things you can do to prevent your man from cheating on you. The key is to understand the answer to the question, “Why do men cheat?”
Before reading this list of reasons why men cheat, let’s get one thing straight. If your man cheats on you, it’s not your fault. Ultimately, it’s his responsibility to keep “it” in his pants. These tips on how to stop your man from cheating on you may just help you to help him do what he should be doing anyway.
With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s move on to some of the reasons why men cheat.
Reasons why men cheat
For the immature man, cheating is often the result of a lack of self-control and a sense of entitlement. He may feel that he deserves multiple women, so he doesn’t even try to be a loyal husband or boyfriend.
Such a man can cheat on his wife or girlfriend no matter what she says or does. He is too immature and irresponsible to understand (or even care) about the damaging effects of his infidelity. He’s also not man enough to admit his unwillingness to commit, so you’ll have to catch him red-handed. The only advice for a woman dating Mr. Immature is to “kick him.” This type is an STD risk and a threat to your emotional well-being. Do not waste your time.
2. Feelings of inadequacy
Another reason why men cheat is because they feel insecure or inadequate in some way. Although they may not tell you that they need to hear words of validation, many men secretly crave it. A guy who is usually faithful may be tempted to cheat on you if he feels inadequate. A little flattering attention from another woman can stroke his ego in a way he finds simply irresistible. Don’t leave this hole in your relationship.
If your man seems macho, self-assured, or even cocky, it’s still a good idea to let him know what you love about him. Don’t wait for another woman to come along and tell her all the things she’s dying to hear. If you like how he looks or how he smells, tell him. If he is a good provider and protector, tell him.
For some men, feelings of inadequacy are so out of control that no amount of ego stroking will stop him from cheating on you. This type of man uses multiple women to distract him from his extreme insecurities. It’s important to remember that he can’t do much. If you do everything possible to show him that you admire and appreciate him, the rest is up to him.
3. The challenge
A lot of men love a challenge, a bit of a chase. When a woman seems unattainable, it’s interesting. When she doesn’t give herself to him, making him work for her affections, she captivates him. Men who love challenges will quickly get bored with an easy woman without character.
If you’re a “yes girl” once you’re in a committed relationship, this can be a recipe for infidelity. By not giving in to his every whim, you can keep a man interested and prevent him from cheating on you. Make sure he knows that even though you love him, no one will walk all over you. Let him know that he will always have to be diligent to save you. A strong and self-confident woman is very interesting and attractive to most men. Be that woman so she doesn’t trick you into finding her.
4. Sexual frustration
Most women assume that the reason men cheat is just for the sex. That’s usually not the whole story, but sexual frustration can be a factor. As time passes in relationships, the quantity (or quality) of sex can change. He wants sex, you have a headache. He wants sex, you’re too tired. He wants sex, you give in halfheartedly. He wants oral sex, you don’t like that.
Men naturally think more about sex than most women, and suppressing their desires is extremely difficult. Blame testosterone for that. If you don’t want your husband or boyfriend feeding his sexual urges on other women, reduce the chances of this happening by keeping him satisfied. Check your hormones if your libido is extremely low. Don’t just dismiss the notion that a healthy sex life is important to prevent infidelity.
When it comes to sex in relationships, it’s not just about how often you do it. Even if you have sex every day, sexual frustration can arise when you and your man are not interested in the same types of sexual acts.
It is best to find out early on what a man likes sexually; therefore, you may pass up the relationship opportunity if you are not sexually compatible. If you’re sexually conservative, don’t bother getting involved with a man who loves anal sex, role-playing, BDSM, or other non-traditional forms of pleasure. Choose a man whose needs you are willing to meet and go for it. If you wait until after the engagement to tell him that you’re not open to his favorite sexual acts, he’ll become so sexually frustrated that it’s hard to stop him from cheating on you.
5. Escape from reality
Passion, fire, and excitement abound in new relationships. Unfortunately, a lot of this goes away after you get married, have kids, or stay in a long-term relationship. Unfortunately, one of the reasons men cheat is that those magical sparks stop flying. This is especially common when couples start having children. Instead of long vacations, nights on the town, and frequent sex, life turns into dirty diapers, tantrums, and added stress. This is a bad time to add the trauma of infidelity to the problems in a relationship, but some men seek to escape the reality of their changing lives.
To keep a man faithful while life changes so drastically, keep the channels of communication open. He discusses the changes he is facing and how you both plan to deal with them. Also, don’t let life become all about work, kids, and chores. Your marriage or relationship should also be a priority and it is important that you do so. Schedule date nights, talk openly, and continually re-ignite the flame between the two of you. No matter how you choose to do it, remember to show the man you love that your life with him is an equally important part of your reality.