6 Reasons Why Women Cheat
A serial cheater tells us why she was unfaithful with three of her boyfriends, and why she can’t guarantee she won’t cheat again.
By JL Scott
I’ve cheated on boyfriends. Three of them. One of them knew, and two of them never found out. When I talk about my cheating phase with friends, I make it sound like I’ve learned my lesson, and that I’ll never do it again. And for the most part, I have. But I also know that I’m easily tempted.
This is something I should probably discuss with a therapist — as well as a significant other, when that situation presents itself — but for right now, I can honestly say that I can’t promise I won’t cheat again. That said, I also can’t tell you whether your girlfriend will cheat or her reasons for cheating in the past. What I can tell you is what went through my head when I cheated … and why I kept doing it.
Why Women Cheat #1: It’s An Easy Way To End A Relationship
No one feels good about cheating. But fooling around on the side can be an easier way to end a relationship than dealing with the mess of a breakup, especially when there’s no “good” reason for the breakup to occur. It might make you the villain, but it gets you out of a relationship in a hurry. I’ve pulled the trigger on a dating situation that way before.
We’d been dating for six months and I knew it wasn’t working. So I started dating other guys while we were still supposed to be exclusive. I ended the relationship by letting him know I met someone else. The cheating happened because, in my mind, the relationship had already ended.