Some women think that their significant others cheat on them because they lack physical intimacy, but in reality, the reason is a little different from what you'd expect that still doesn't make it justifiable, of course.
According to M. Gary Neuman, counselor and author of the book The Truth About Cheating, the number one reason most men stray is because of the emotional disconnection they feel from their wives or partners. The majority said it was an emotional disconnection, specifically a sense of feeling underappreciated, a lack of thoughtful gestures, he explained
Enter the other woman, the one who then makes them feel a lot better about themselves. "[She] he makes them feel different. Makes them feel appreciated, admired," he says. Men look strong, look powerful and capable. But on the inside, they're insecure like everybody else. They're searching and looking for somebody to build them up to make them feel valued.
And believe it or not, it turns out that men could be more emotionally sensitive compared to women -- they're just not that good at showing that side of them.
MindLab founder and chairman Dr. David Lewis says that society stereotypes men to be stoic and women to be more of the sensitive type, but that their findings are debunking that belief. This study suggests that men feel emotion just as much as women, sometimes more strongly, but are less willing to express these emotions openly due to expectations put on them by society, he explained.
That's why when you're in a relationship, no matter how long you two have been together, don't take each other for granted. Your partner may not be as vocal, so it helps to find other ways to let him express himself. That way, you'll both learn to appreciate and acknowledge the effort and love you put to make things work.