The rigors of work can also take a toll. Kreizman says that it's easy for the hours required by today's fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to drive wedges between couples. "When one partner becomes emotionally and physically unavailable for an extended period of time, the other partner will begin to seek out a connection with someone who is available," she says.
Humans are naturally inclined toward novelty; the "bright and shiny new toy," if you will. And Kreizman says boredom and isolation can make almost any other pasture appear greener.
Which is why it's so important (ESPECIALLY in long-term relationships) for everyone to make a conscious effort to keep things interesting. It's a requirement for ensuring healthy, satisfying bonds.
Cheating is resplendent in justifications
It's no news that the act of cheating is ultimately done for selfish reasons -- to be happier, feel more attractive, chase a few thrills, be admired, or more simply to get their rocks off. In the process, we become really good at justifying our wrongdoings so we don't feel guilty.