Sadly, some women may not realize how profoundly their secretive sexual or romantic behavior can affect the long-term emotional life of a trusting male spouse or partner.
Infidelity hurts a betrayed man by damaging his sense of home, safety, and self.
In one survey, Undercover Lovers, a UK-based extramarital dating site, surveyed 4,000 of its members, approximately 2,000 men and 2,000 women, about their cheating habits.
While cultural stereotypes inform us that it's mostly men who cheat on their wives or girlfriends and not the other way around, clinical research concretely details that And the Survey Says...
Cultural assumptions aside, the actual reasons women most commonly give for relationship infidelity are often quite different than those reported by men who are doing the same thing.
In fact, women are the most likely to divorce in their late twenties and thirties after an average of 4 years of marriage.
During this time, it's quite common for women to experience a pre-midlife crisis, which is similar to the male midlife crisis, only with an important difference - a difference that can actually make women more likely to cheat than men.
For these women, going outside the relationship for sex may be a logical, even healthy answer.