Why do people cheat?

INFIDELITY CAN PLAGUE EVEN THE MOST STABLE-SEEMING RELATIONSHIPS, AND IT OFTEN LEAVES PARTNERS WONDERING, “HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?”. ALTHOUGH THERE ISN’T ONE SINGULAR REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE UNFAITHFUL, A 2019 STUDY GIVES A GLIMPSE INTO WHY PEOPLE CHEAT. SOME OF THE ANSWERS ARE DIFFICULT TO HEAR, BUT THEY GET TO THE HEART OF WHY PEOPLE STRAY. THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY — 77 PERCENT —. OF THOSE WHO CHEATED CITED FALLING OUT OF LOVE WITH THEIR PARTNER Study: Selterman, Garcia, Tsapelas, & 2019. NEARLY THE SAME PERCENTAGE SAID BOREDOM AND AN OVERALL CRAVING FOR VARIETY FUELED THEIR DECISION. ANOTHER COMMON RESPONSE WAS THAT THE DECISION WAS SITUATIONAL — THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHEAT PRESENTED ITSELF AND THEY TOOK IT. RESEARCHERS NOTED THAT ALTHOUGH THESE ANSWERS MAKE SENSE, THEY ARE ROOTED IN MEMORY, NOT REAL-TIME ACTIONS. PEOPLE WHO CHEAT MIGHT REFRAME THE INCIDENTS WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT, SO IT’S DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN THEIR TRUE MOTIVATIONS