1 in 3 reported that infidelity helped boost their marital sex life.
Of those who do have affairs, 73 per cent said that they are doing it because they feel neglected by their spouse or partner.
Among the women who said that neglect was the reason for their infidelity, many also cited not having their emotional needs met – a factor that played a significant role in their decision to find someone else. This doesn’t come as a shock. Feeling under appreciated, neglected and taken for granted is a common war cry amongst women.
‘The reality is that many people can’t leave their partners for financial reasons and women in particular are usually reluctant to sacrifice their family life.
‘So they are taking care of their needs outside marriage. They’re stepping into the male arena when it comes to infidelity.’
Relationship expert, Tracey Cox, comments: ‘Sometimes an affair can be a wake up call for a marriage and jolt one or both partners into realizing just how important they are to each other and how devastating it would be to lose them.’
But, in general, betrayal isn’t an easy pill to swallow by either partner. Once the bond of trust is broken it’s very hard to knit it back together.
The way to solve problems in a relationship is to talk about them and confront them before there’s the temptation to play away.
Everyone wants to be desired. If a married couple agree they both want to have sex elsewhere, it’s their decision. But when one person in a marriage wants to sleep with someone else but the other doesn’t, it will cause great pain.
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