Sometimes it can just be boredom
Ah, boredom in the 21st Century, something that doesn’t seem possible, and yet here we are: Boredom is also common reason people cheat in a relationship, according to McRitchie. Chalk it up to genuine bad manners and utter disregard for another person’s feelings (someone like this would have a low EI), cheating on someone out of boredom is a sad reality for many people.
“Most relationships suffer from periods of boredom, one partner will at some time feel unappreciated and not cheat,” McRitchie said. “In these cases, the lines of communication are often open and despite the difficulty in such conversations, both people feel heard. There are also those who crave the high of getting caught – the illicit act of cheating is like a drug – and can sometimes be used as a way of coping much in the way drugs are used. In times of stress, this person might reach for the next available sexual partner rather than turn to his or her partner for support. Again displaying a lack of intimate emotional communication.”