Why Do Happy People Cheat?

It's a question you may not have heard before. The assumption is often that only unhappy people cheat. Studies are showing that that is not always the case. 

The fact is, there are lots of reasons for infidelity. I would go so far as to say that in every case, the reasons are unique to the individual and the relationship.

This is one reason why therapy is vital in the exploration and healing of an affair. Reasons for the affair, working through the countless feelings on both sides, and rebuilding the relationship are all hard work, and the path is not a very straight one.

Here's an excellent interview by Matthew Hussey with Esther Perel, who is a leader in the research into relationships and affairs. She discusses this unconventional idea that sometimes even happy people cheat.

Kari Silverberg