First, let me defend the sisterhood by saying that many, many women do not cheat.
Especially when we are in a happy relationship. If we really like a guy, we are loyal from the first kiss. Loyalty is tied to our feminine circuitry, such as the need to cuddle or buy shoes.
Related: How to Make a Woman Happy Men’s Health Guide.
Now for the unfortunate exception: Some do. Well, a lot
Do: Women have an extramarital sex rate of 25 percent, and the number of single women who cheat is even higher.
If a woman is going to cheat, there are certain times when she is likely to do it.
Pay attention, because even if you are sure that your woman will never stray, passion can appear at one of these times. Then follow our advice, because there is no need to follow.
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He is 25 or 30 or 35 or . . .
A decade or a half decade birthday symbolizes navel gazing, perhaps literally. A woman asked herself, “What have I done in the last 5 years?” asks.
“She will think deeply about her love life and its direction, and if it doesn’t work out the way she planned, she might jump at the chance to fix the relationship,” says Don-David Lusterman, Ph.D., professor. psychologist and author of Infidelity: A Survival Guide.
According to a study by infidelity.com, women who report being in unhappy relationships are three times more likely to cheat on their birthdays.
Plan: Be there.
There are 2 nights when every straight woman wants a man in bed: New Year’s and her birthday. Leave him alone and you are giving him permission to cheat.
Also remember that birthday sex is about the birthday girl. A gift is also good. Especially jewelry.
Related: 18 Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts
He was promoted
Women like to have projects and goals. When he reached a milestone in his career, he asked, “What now?” might think. “Can we forgive adultery?” said Bonnie Iker Weil, Ph.D., author of the book. Don’t get lost.
For his next challenge, he may focus on another big part of his life: his relationships.
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He will feel that he has passed the pinnacle of his career, that he can achieve his goals, and that he will be motivated to get the rest of his life on track.
And women with fat salaries are more likely to cheat.
A University of Washington study found that people with annual incomes of $75,000 or more were 1.5 times more likely to engage in extramarital sex than those with incomes of less than $30,000.
Related: 7 Financial Habits of High-Wage Men
Plan: Brag about your woman getting a promotion.
“A lot of guys make the mistake of not doing enough to celebrate their girlfriends’ successes,” says Scott Haltzman, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University.
“When he sees that you respect him, he will feel your value, just as he does at work.”
Translation: He’s not going to look for that emotion anywhere else like a marketing bed.
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He’s moving in with you
Yes, that was probably his idea. But now that you’re together 24/7 and sharing every detail of your life, there’s no need to keep the conversation going minute by minute.
“He may subconsciously take that to mean you think he’s boring,” says Stuart Fischoff, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“If there’s someone else around who finds him attractive and attractive, he’ll be shown – he might go instead.”
(A survey by menshealth.com found that 41 percent of women who cheated did so with a co-worker.)
Again, the whole point is that now that you’ve moved in together, he’ll think about the next step, whether it’s getting engaged or getting married.
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“Face it, most women want to get married and they want to have kids,” says Dr. Susan Heitler, author of The Power of Two.
“If you reject one or both of them, you’re inviting the risk of turning to someone else who will make the commitment and give you the child.”
Plan: Be clear about what you’re thinking about moving in together.
Talk about the future. Talk about him in the future.
I think he cheated on you
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