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Why do women cheat instead of breaking up?

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Last Updated: 02/20/2022 at 3:51pm
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November 15th, 2021 12:02am
because going through the process of breaking up and its damage are unfixable and very sad, haunting to the one whose heart's been broken. So to avoid hurting each other feelings, she chose to cheat and it's obviously secret so she won't hurt anyone's feeling at that moment.
November 19th, 2021 5:41am
People of all gender expressions cheat because of insecurity, not knowing what they want, or being too afraid of expressing what they truly want. The specifics are different for each relationship, but the central core of cheating is because of an insecurity on the part of the cheater. It is easy to take on that insecurity when it happens and think there’s something wrong with you because you were cheated on. However, the insecurity lies with the cheater. It is still hurtful, but try your best not to blame yourself for the wrongdoings of another person. They could have cheated because they wanted to experience sex with another person. Or maybe they were over the relationship and didn’t tell you. It could be many things. But in these instances you were not the one who did anything wrong. A person is always responsible for being open and honest in a relationship.
December 4th, 2021 5:55am
Can have many reasons. Not specific. But i can say some don't like the way they thinks to be treated by the men, some go for money, some don't think their men like them according to their expectations, some women just stay in relationship because of the wealth and some don't cheat. But everyone has different view and belief system towards life, some people think this is life and we won't get this lifestyle again so just have fun with the life and have many relationships as we want whereas, some believe it is hard to find your soulmate or someone you love so just spend the rest of the life being with them. It's the society who taught us that cheating with someone is not good but some people have different views.
February 20th, 2022 3:51pm
I think that people, in general, cheat because they are unable or afraid of speaking what they truly feel to their partner. They are unable to express the things that they are dissatisfied with and might think that their partner is not willing or is unable to change. It is never a good idea to cheat to get out of a relationship. Both parties end up getting hurt. The one who cheats is left with the guilt of cheating and the person who is cheated on is hurt by their actions. It is best to communicate and put everything out in the open. Breaking up will be less detrimental than cheating.