7 Possible Reasons Why Women Cheat

Why women cheat

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Cheating and infidelity are words that are often associated with only men.

When we hear that someone cheated in a relationship, the first thing that comes to our mind is “I’m sure it was the man who cheated”.

Nobody expects a woman to cheat because we often think that cheating is a man’s thing. But women cheat too.

Have you ever asked yourself why a committed and loyal lady will cheat on her man?

Or why a responsible mother and wife would cheat on her husband even at the expense of her marriage?

I’m going to give you 7 reasons why women cheat on their partners. Some of the reasons may shock you.

7 Possible Reasons Why Women Cheat

7 reasons why women cheat

1. Financial insecurity


Some women cheat due to an irresistible urge to refuse monetary gifts from other men.

Because of their unstable financial background, they are lured by men who have enough cash to throw around.

They start receiving gifts from men and before you know it they are caught red-handed on their backs.

Some women collect these gifts without thinking about the consequences involved while others receive these gifts because they are interested in the affair.

2. Emotional instability


Some women cheat because they don’t get enough emotional support from their men. It could be that their partners rarely have time for them and they are often very lonely.

Due to their loneliness, they jump at any offer given to them by another man who seems to pay them attention. 

These type of women don’t need money to keep them faithful; all they want is quality time and attention from a man. 

3. An unsatisfactory intimate life


I know you were waiting for this one. This is usually the main reason why women cheat on their partners.

When a woman’s needs are not properly met, she could begin to look at well-endowed men who can satisfy her needs.

If you are a one-minute man or a no-romance man, you might not be able to keep a woman by your side for long.

 When she sees someone who is more active or attentive in bed, she would run into his arms without looking back.


4. For fun of curiosity


Some women cheat out of curiosity or as a way of having fun. They don’t plan to cheat on their partners for long but once they start, they can’t stop the act.

From fun or curiosity, it turns into a game or even a habit. These type of women just want to satisfy their curiosity or thirst for adventure.

Why women cheat


5. An uncontrollable desire for intimacy:


Women who have a high desire for intimacy find it difficult sticking to one man. Because of their incessant urges, they want to make out everywhere, every time with anyone they meet.

They don’t mind doing it with a total stranger in a dark alley or a night club or even at the back of a car. 

Their aim is always to get rid of the hunger for intimacy and then they feel remorseful but end up doing it over and over again.

They are simply addicted to getting intimate; they can’t do without it for too long.

6. To get rid of depression of grief


Some women cheat as a result of depression or grief. When they get depressed and their partners are unable to comfort them, they begin to look for someone to talk to, keep them company or make them feel loved and special.

So, when some guy comes around and starts reciting one romantic poem or the other, they fall helplessly in love with him and end up cheating on their partners.

7. For vengeance


Some women never planned on cheating on their partners. They really wanted to be faithful, committed and loyal to their partners.

But when they catch their partners cheating on them on many occasions, they too begin to cheat instead of leaving their partners. 

So, they cheat as a way of revenging on their spouses for cheating on them.


If you’re struggling to heal from an affair, I recommend A Cheater’s Guide For Helping Your Spouse Heal to help you discover the “24 tasks” that a cheater must perform in order for you to heal from an affair.

If you want help in rebuilding trust after an affair, The Journey to Trust is a great resource that you’ll find incredibly helpful and useful in the process of healing.


Do you know any other possible reasons why women cheat on their partners? 



Recommended reading:

14 Obvious Signs A Spouse Is Cheating On You

8 Obvious Reasons Why Men Cheat

4 Smart Ways to Deal With a Cheating Spouse


5 thoughts on “7 Possible Reasons Why Women Cheat

  1. Thanks Scojay. I'm glad you agree with the points mentioned in the post!!!

  2. Wow! This could be one of the most useful blogs we have ever come across on the subject. Actually excellent info! I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  3. Anonymous dee says:

    I think they can also fall out of love when they don’t feel appreciated by their husbands for their efforts and hardwork.. much more if it is about their marriage.

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