Some have affairs because they’re rebelling against a belief about themselves or the values they grew up with, while others may be reacting to the pain of previous relationships.
Some are trying to recapture a lost sense of self while others are making up for opportunities they believe they’d missed.
But while being cheated on may be seen as a universal negative, the question of what to do when your partner’s been unfaithful is a tough one.
It’s very easy to decide what to do in the abstract – drop them like a bad habit, destroy their shit, stand by your man, forgive and forget, etc – and to armchair quarterback relationship…
Another frequent case is the individual in a sexless relationship, either due to circumstance or by one partner’s choice.