10 Things You Don’t Know About Adultery
You probably didn’t know …
Men and women are unfaithful for different reasons. Men generally cheat because there’s an opportunity to do so. Relationship therapist Gary Neuman writes in his new book The Truth About Cheating, 88 percent of men surveyed said the women they had affairs with were not better looking or in better shape than their partners. According to a number of clinicians who treat couples, a man's infidelity isn't necessarily an indication of his unhappiness in the relationship. Clinical psychologist Dr. Joyce Hamilton Berry told author Lynn Noment, "I compare male infidelity to a man walking into the kitchen and seeing a chocolate cake sitting on the counter. It looks good; it smells good. He is not hungry, but he will eat the cake anyway. In other words, men sometimes cheat when they see a woman who is attractive and appears to be interested, and even though there is nothing lacking in their marital relationships, they initiate affairs anyway."