Cheating statistics in the United States are increasing every year at an amazing rate. Long lasting marriages or relationships seem to be harder to achieve and even rare.
About 17 percent of divorces are caused by infidelity! That’s an amazing number, considering there are so many other reasons for divorce.
About 70 percent of married men admitted to cheating on their wives! Another study found that 2/3 of women are not aware of their husband’s affair.
What about the women? Most statistics found that about 50 to 60 percent of women admitted to having an affair.
More Statistics: Why Do Men Cheat?
I think that the first question that comes to a betrayed woman’s mind is just WHY? Why did this happen to me? Why and how could he do this to me?
An interesting study, published on 2005, has some answers to this question:
Dissatisfaction or “general unhappiness” is NOT correlated with marriage infidelity.
Sexual dissatisfaction IS. The higher your husband is satisfied sexually, the lesser he is likely to cheat on you.
Lower self esteem and personal issues are likely to encourage infidelity.
It means the quality of the marriage doesn’t affect the cheating potential, but more personal issues that are present “around” the marriage.