Why Are There So Many Unfaithful Wives?
It’s strange to think that when there are problems in a marriage, the blame always seems to focus first on the husband. However, there are almost as many unfaithful wives as there are unfaithful husbands. There are many reasons why women cheat on their husbands and have an affair - often with someone else’s husband. This begs the question of why there are so many unfaithful wives.
The top reason for the increase is that women have more contact with men outside of the home. Many women work in busy offices or factories and therefore have more opportunities to interact with members of the opposite sex than ever before. At one time, the wife stayed at home and looked after the house and the children. Now, there are many men in this role with the wife being the main wage earner in the family, but in most cases both partners work at different jobs.
Depending on the nature of the work, there may be night shifts, evening meetings over dinner and travel involved. There may be one or more men with whom she has daily contact or works closely with and so she gets to know them on a personal level. If there are small problems in the marriage, she may look to this person for advice or comfort and so a relationship starts to develop, which blossoms over time.
A woman who is unfaithful to her husband may feel as if she is being neglected when his work and leisure activities seem to take precedence over her wants and needs. She therefore looks for comfort in other areas, which leads to infidelity. Her husband may not even realize that she feels this way and then be really surprised to find that she has been unfaithful.
Some women just like the thrill of the chase and the sense of excitement they feel when they sneak around and cheat on their husbands. They may just want to feel that they are still attractive to other men so that they can still feel young. Meeting a man that comes on to them could be very exciting to a woman that is starting to feel complacent in her married life.
Another reason why a wife may be unfaithful is an act of revenge against her husband for his cheating. The old adage “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” comes into play here when she thinks that she is getting back at him for his infidelity. She can come up with many excuses to be out of the house, such as going shopping. All she has to do is come back with a small purchase to prove that she has been shopping. This is especially true of women who like to window shop and could spend hours in a mall without buying anything at all.
Just like cheating husbands, cheating wives are bound to slip up and leave evidence behind that they are being unfaithful. The husband is often the last to know and therefore needs to recognize the signs.