The many reasons for an affair

05-30-12 16:13

In every affair, women form the other half. There is a general belief that women tend to be more faithful than men. Truth is....

In every affair, women form the other half. There is a general belief that women tend to be more faithful than men. Truth is, and it has come out in several surveys that women tend to have affairs just as much as men do. They prefer to indulge in the freedom and the choice that men have. There are several cultures across the world that would not scorn on a man having affairs but have stringent punishments in place should a woman be caught having an affair. Over time, the ages at which women tend to have extramarital affairs seem to have changed. Through the 50s and 60s affairs would begin in the 30 to 40 age group. A decade or two later this age group dropped to between 26 and 30 and now in the past three decades, ages for having affairs has come down to the 20s. One of the main reasons women have affairs is for an emotional satisfaction of sorts. Most women who have had affairs claim that it helps boost their self esteem when they are constantly giving something positive about themselves on a physical and emotional level. In most cases of extramarital affairs, women tend to be freer with their partners than they are with their spouse. This allows them to have a fun time and get to know someone intimately other than their spouse. There are several other reasons why women indulge in affairs and one main one is to ward off loneliness. Very few of them are for retaliation purposes where they have an affair simply because their spouses may have had one. To summarize one of the main reasons a woman has an affair is because she feels the need to work on her self esteem. A new partner will see her in fresh light and end up complimenting her on her physical appearance and her personality. This can be a huge boost for her. Many women, especially those who have married young and have never had other partners would like to try something new in terms of a sexual experience and this need for experimenting is what will lead to an affair. Being able to emotionally connect with someone new especially for those women who may have fallen out of love or are stuck in the rut of an old relationship is another cause. And last, but not least the desire to feel young again can contribute to the need for having an affair.