18. Men cheat when there is a lack of admiration
It’s his way of saying, “someone else sees me and my value and understands my needs, so I’m going to get what I need and want there instead.” Jake Myres ily Therapist
I see why men look outside the relationship for companionship is a perceived lack of admiration and approval by their partner.
It is because they tend to base their sense of self on how the people in the room view them ; the outside world serves as a mirror of self-worth. So if a man encounters disapproval, disdain, or disappointment at home, they internalize those emotions.
So when a person outside the relationship then provides a counter to those feelings, shows a different “reflection” to the man, the man is often drawn to that.
19. Men cheat for ego inflation
I believe that some men cheat for ego inflation . It feels good to be considered desirable and attractive to others , unfortunately even outside of marriage.
The mindset of a cheating man is to feel powerful and alluring. This is sad but is the reason that tells why do men cheat.” K’hara Mckinney ily therapist
20. Infidelity is a crime of opportunity
“ While there are numerous reasons that could explain why do men cheat on their partners, one of the most common reasons is that it is a ‘crime’ of opportunity.
Infidelity does not necessarily signal something wrong in the relationship; rather, it reflects that being in a relationship is a daily choice.” Trey Cole Psychologist
21. Men cheat when they feel their woman is unhappy
“I believe men cheat because men live to make their women happy , and when they no longer feel that they are succeeding, they seek a new woman that they can make happy .
22. Men cheat as an emotional element missing
“In my experience, people cheat because something is missing. A core emotional element that a person needs that is not being met.
For example, a person who didn’t get a lot of attention in their younger years feels really good when they get special attention or are shown interest. This is why men cheat.” Ken Burns Counselor
23. Men cheat when they don’t feel valued
“While there are, of course, some men who are just entitled jerks, who don’t respect their partners and simply feel they can do whatever they want, my experience is that men cheat chiefly because they don’t feel valued.
This can come in many different forms, of course, based on the individual. Some men may feel devalued if their partners don’t talk with them, spend time with them , or participate in hobbies with them.
Others may feel devalued if their partners stop having regular sex with them . Or if their partners seem too busy with life, household, children, work, etc., to prioritize them.
But underlying all of that is a sense that the man does not matter, that he is not valued and that his partner no longer appreciates him.
This causes the men to seek attention elsewhere, and again in my experience, most often, it is first this seeking of attention from another (that is often referred to as an “emotional affair”) that then leads to sex later (in a “full-blown affair”).
So if you don’t prioritize your man, and don’t make him feel valued, then you shouldn’t be surprised when he seeks attention elsewhere.” Steven Stewart Counselor
24. Men cheat when they can’t connect with themselves
“Why men cheat is because of their inability to emotionally connect to their wounded inner child who is searching to be nurtured and affirmed that they are enough and deserving of being loved simply due to their inherent worth and preciousness.