When someone has an affair in a relationship, we tend to assume there’s something wrong, either with the guilty party or with their relationship.
He must not really love his partner. She must be a horrible person, desperate for s*x. Their marriage was broken but they were too blind to see it.
And yes, sometimes that’s exactly what happened.
But don’t let that lead you into a false sense of security: cheating can happen in ANY relationship.
Yes, even the happiest and most fulfilling of marriages can have a spouse who cheats.
Which seems to go against logic.
After all, if you’re in a committed relationship with someone that means you love them.
Here are 3 Expert reasons why your partner (or you) might cheat, even if they are completely happy and in love with you.
1. They are trying to reconnect with something.
It’s not that they are trying to pull away and disconnect from you.
They just want to find something they have lost in themselves. It could be freedom, it could be passion, or something else entirely.
And while it might hurt that they went searching for it outside of your relationship, it does not mean they are unhappy with you.
They just might be a little embarrassed to admit what it is they need.