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Causes of Infidelity in a Marriage

The causes of infidelity are too complex and differ greatly from couple to couple. Infidelty not only affects troubled marriages, but happy marriages are also at risk as well. Learn these causes of infidelity in a marriage to cut the risk of developing it in your marriage.

Lack of Communication

Remember a marriage is not about ‘you’ or ‘I’, but ‘we’. Infidelity happens when there is the ingredients of a successful marriage exist scantily. Due to lack of communication with your spouse, you may not be fulfilling his or her emotional, mental and sexual needs. Your inability to realise and meet your spouse’s needs is a reason enough for him or her to resort to outside help. For marital happiness, give your partner the platform to express his or her desires and emotions. Talk to your partner and sort out all the differences you have

Lack of Intimacy

The lack of intimacy between a couple causes dissatisfaction with the marriage. Intimacy is the bridge that links two individuals in an emotional, sexual, mental and spiritual tie. This bridge suffers breakage when partners do not feel and show their togetherness with each other. Putting your complete energy into a job, children, friends or family instead of the marriage makes your spouse feel lonely.

Low Sex in Marriage

When sex becomes an obligation or happens occasionally, your spouse may lose his or her interest in the marriage. Passionate and satisfying lovemaking is crucial for a successful marriage. It shows the level of intimacy between the husband and wife. If your spouse has to keep pestering you for sex or you deny it every time he or she asks for it, note that you are making a huge mistake. Your marriage is a low sex marriage in which you are denying sexual pleasure to your spouse, thereby giving him or her a strong reason to look for sex outside of your relationship.


Partners in a relationship that has no sense of excitement, adventure and fun in it, find it hard to stay in the relationship. Lost spark of a relationship can lead the husband or wife to look out for opportunities outside of the marriage, thereby inviting infidelity. Your marriage must be lacking spontaneity where you and your spouse may not be able to discuss and communicate mutual desires, mutual plans and set of goals. Be creative and freshen up your relationship by surprising your husband or wife with unexpected plans such as a weekend trip, going for spa sessions together and seducing him or her once again