What makes a person cheat in a relationships?

Philippines
December 7, 2009 5:12am CST
We always hear stories about people who cheated their partner, so some reasons. Like, their partner is not the person they thought they know or their partner has changed. In your own opinion and experienced, why do people cheat in relationships?
4 responses
@rhyme23 (44)
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
Discontented.. I know it's not an excuse for you to just have someone else while you are still in a relationship, but it's one of the reasons I can think of. A girl/guy is no longer happy with her/his partner that's why he/she cheated. Sometimes it just happened so suddenly...
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
Yeah, it could be a reason. Because when one is not contented with her/his relationship she/he can't be happy. And that's the reason why the person cheated. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@arunmails (3013)
• India
7 Dec 09
[b]The main reason is that the relationship is not true.. nothing else.. nowadays the relationships like friendship, love etc, doesn't seems to be true... I am talking generally I didn't mean a particular person... Most of the relationships develops on expecting something from other.. There were no person(only few) who doesn't expect in the relationship... [/b]
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
Well I don't agree with you. I still believe that there are those people who fall into a relationship because of true love and not because of what they get from the person or from the relationship they would be into. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
• United States
7 Dec 09
There are many reasons why people cheat and in their own minds sometimes the situation justifies the means. Alot of people now a days say that they don't believe in cheating and say that it's wrong and never would happen with them, but I really believe that no matter how you're against it, it could likely happen to you. Say you're in an arranged marriage but you're in love with someone else, that in itself can be considered cheating. Say you're in a bad relationship but you just don't want to break up and your partner cheated on you but you meet a person that genuinely cares about you and things happen. That's also cheating. People have a right to be happy and people cheat on other people everyday depending on the situation. Cheating on someone else in my opinion is right or wrong depending on the situation, it's just human nature. And here's an example of what I mean, Woman's married to a man but over the years the man becomes possessive and abusive to the point of beating his wife, but she's still loves him and stays with him hoping he will change. One day she runs into a man who she knew a long time ago, he's single , and upon seeing her old feelings start to stir. They start off as friends and see each other in secret, eventually it's more then just friends. She's cheating on her abusive husband but so afraid to leave him she doesn't. Is it wrong she cheated on him? My point being is,You say it's wrong to cheat and yet at times people are so afraid to let go for what ever circumstance that is Cheating the greater of the two evils?
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Dec 09
There is no ONE reason....ppl cheat for a variety of reasons....Could be because they arent happy in their relationship or maybe their partner cheated on them..could be to get out of the relationship but can't figure otu a better way to end it...could be because they just dont care about their partner or have such low self esteem they need the attention from as many ppl as possible and so on....Tere are TONS of reasons..NONE of which justify cheating mind you..Cheating is UNacceptable IMO