Is my boyfriend cheating

Hokemeyer says the thought of leaving a relationship can drive some people to much worse behavior there's that fear, again.

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One of the most destructive is to have an affair. Mostly, Madden treats married couples who are grappling with the husband's infidelity. And those husbands often point to a largely sexless marriage as their motivation. As she puts it from their perspective, "What does a man do when his wife has unilaterally shut down sex in their relationship? Does he break up the family, so that he can have his adult needs met? Even when these husbands have broached their frustration, "frankly, she counts on him being a good family man who would never cheat.

She takes him for granted. Then someone at work smiles at him. Laughs at his jokes. Says that his wife must be lucky to have him Never feeling appreciated may, in some cases, lead to cheating, Madden says. While this may be more likely in a shorter-term relationship than in a long-term partnership such as a marriage, giving into a fling on a business trip or a mutual attraction with a friend might feel thrilling in the moment. The fallout doesn't feel real, until it is. That their strong partner will be in the fetal position crying on the floor.

Developing attractions outside of your relationship and having sexual fantasies are both perfectly normal. It's when one decides to act on an outside attraction, that the trouble begins.

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Different people bring out different aspects of our personality. Everything that was said in that article was exactly true about my husband. And for the record we had fantastic sex. And I never told him no. I never had less then 10 or so orgasms. Gender and age should not be blamed for lack of sex in a marriage. I'm 20 years younger than my husband. I tried to seduce him and demanded more sex than him. He still cheated behind my back. At one point, I even offered him to have an open relationship but he refused to seem like a nice monogamous man.

I was trying to open dialogue about his needs and sexual fantasies but he just gaslighted and manipulated me.

I guess his sexual fantasy was to have power over me by cheating on me with prostitutes and manipulating me to think that I am a crazy jealous wife. Your perspective could not be more off-base. In my own experience as a younger person being married to a cheater, we had sex several times a day and would term it as "rip roaring," there was no issue with frequency. He simply had the desire for other women and was not committed to hour marriage. I far from had "let myself go," not even close. I was young and thin and fit and he chose an older lady who was a bit on the chunky side that smoked cigarettes which he was completely against.

I've been married for 23 years. It's like he's a different person when I read the messages, checks on her she lives in another state but frequents ours , she doesn't seem super connected to him but more so for free "legal" advice and you can tell he panders to a point to get what he wants out of her she's been an off and on partner since before my husband and I dated and she doesn't care about him being married.

Anyways, he just talks to her the way I want to be talked to, I've done everything I can to help him as he keeps saying our family and me are his life and can't imagine life without us in it. He states he's ALWAYS disgusted with himself after even speaking to another person in an inappropriate way or meeting up or having sex , he said he KNOWS it's wrong and has thought a lot as to why and he just can't figure it out.

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Things have been great the last 10 years before I found out he started chatting with the same freaking woman again online in the middle of that period so truly he has been "uninfluenced" for about 3 years now , we have ALWAYS had amazing sex and honestly I LOVE sex so there's not lack of want there, I have a great job, our son is grown, I show appreciation and give him gratitude for the things he does for me and our family, he says I'm perfect, amazing and he still sees me as the day he first met me yes, even though i've gained some weight over the years.

I don't understand the why, what it is about this other person or just the act in itself that he betrays the sanctity of our marriage, what we have, and what we share I don't understand when he says the things he said to the other person in the messages meant nothing and it was just talk, he didn't mean anything nor did he truly care i'm very purposeful when I say things, so I just don't get it.

I know he is honest when he tells me he cannot figure out why he just can't stop when these women make contact with him, he says he thinks to himself "I shouldn't be talking to her this way" or "I need to put an end to this" I'm not perfect but I'm sure as heck am not nasty like that bedroom behaviour is quite opposite tho for me.. I love sex with him so I'm down with whatever he wants.. Any insight from men in the thread or perhaps Dr. With all due respect Disdain, you miss my point entirely.

If your mate wants to have sex with other people and that is known prior and openly agreed upon by both of you, well go have fun! It's not my job to tell anyone how to live out their sexual lives- married or unmarried. BUT - when your mate decides to go out and be sexual with others for whatever reasons, no matter how valid or understandable , and doesn't tell you prior and does not' have your agreement, THAT is destined to hurt your spouse, your family and your self esteem.

You fall into the category of blaming others for despicable actions that hurt a family. Insist that you guys get counseling or go through a book together. The family unit is so precious and the children are counting on both of you to provide them with the safety of an intact family.

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It takes a lot of patience and effort to give and get in a marriage. Guys think a girl is just going to be wanting penis all of the time. Women can be manipulative but are you smarter or stupider? Manipulate back in a seductive sweet loving way. Tell her you want all of the other men to wish they were you.

This manipulation works for me but idk about others.

I found your post fascinating inasmuch as it posits one way of being in a relationship and that any deviation from this one way, is cheating I had intended to write further but, what the hell Different strokes for different folks and for different therapists too I'll end by saying that human relationships are inevitably human, messy, challenging, confronting and long marriages often go through many changes in norms and understandings There is a PS I notice that you have authored a book on sex addiction and that you are a sex addiction expert I'm not persuaded about the notion of sex addiction but I may be in denial too.

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It puts one partner in disadvantage especially when laws are protecting the empty plate. These is not psychology but psychological law entrapment. Agree with disdain Submitted by Bob on August 20, - pm. Women need to protect yourselves from men's evil!

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