An interesting thing (and in the same time funny) discovered by marriage counselor M. Gary Neuman, while researching about male infidelity, is that most of the studies were based on the wifeâ€™s answers.Â As long as we are talking about what makes men cheat it would be more relevant to listen for the menâ€™s answers. It would make more sense, isnâ€™t it? This is how Neuman thought when starting to survey 200 cheating and noncheating husbands to find out the real reasons behind men’s infidelity.
Well, here are the results of the research:
-Â Â Â Emotional dissatisfaction is considered as the primary reason men cheatedÂ – study shows that 48%
-Â Â Â 66% of cheating men report feeling guilt during the affair. The conclusion for this statistic can be that guilt isn’t enough to stop a man from cheating.
-Â Â Â 77% of cheating men have a good friend who cheated â€“ so, women keep an eye on your husbandâ€™s entourage. An advice for this worrying statistic: build your social circle around happily married couples that share your values it will create an environment that supports marriage.
-Â Â Â 40% of cheating men met the other woman at work. This statistic is also related to the first reason men cheat: they do not feel valued at home but at the office someone congratulate him, compliments his efforts and looks up to him.
-Â Â Â Only 12% of cheating men said their mistress was more physically attractive than their wife. â€“ in most cases men are cheating to fill an emotional void not for a good looking body.
Overall, the study M Gary Neuman made conclude to interesting conclusions. You can see the entire article here the final advice the marriage counselor gives for the women is not to hesitate to show your appreciation for him, prioritize time together, and initiate affection more.
My question: Itâ€™s indeed always womenâ€™s fault? Doesnâ€™t women need affection in the same extend as men?