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The Real Reason Why People In Happy Relationships Cheat

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We have always understood that the only reason people may cheat is due to the lack of happiness they receive out of their relationship. Many psychologists have come forward to explain that this really isn't true.

Of course unhappiness is still a leading reason to why people cheat, but many people also cheat who are completely happy with their relationships.

"Not all affairs, as previously thought, are symptoms of a troubled relationship or a troubled person,” said Esther Perel, a psychotherapist and an expert on the topic of infidelity.

When people cheat and they don't even know why, it's usually because they are looking for a different version of themselves. That could be about a sense of longing, a sense of loss, either the loss of strength or the loss of certain parts of themselves.

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