Temptation and Cheating: Keep your relationship strong
What do you think are some of the top reasons spouses cheat? If you haven't had this discussion with your spouse, it would make for a good one. You would learn more about what makes the other tick, and it would open communication channels to some issues that may be hard to bring up.
Why People Cheat
Here is one marriage counselor's opinion on what the top three reasons are for cheating:
It is important to keep communication honest and open, add variety to keep things exciting, and keep a healthy balance of close friendship and hot romance.
Safeguards Against Cheating
The number one way to avoid having an affair is to stay close, open and intimate with your partner. Keep the lines of love, intimacy and adventure open with your partner. Don't keep secrets. Talk with each other about your experiences. Through this kind of openness your relationship will flourish and you will be protected against indiscretion.
Work to keep innocent friendships or work relationships in check. Don't let them cross any boundaries. Emotional unfaithfulness begins with a strong emotional bond with someone outside of the marriage. It may be platonic at first, but it's as dangerous as adultery. You are being emotionally unfaithful when you seek comfort from another, while keeping secrets from your partner.
Bring some sizzle to your sex life. Keep it from being boring and predictable. If one of you is always the first to initiate sex, let the other go through the role of the seducer for a while. Play imaginative games and have fun in bed. Experiment and try new things. Find out what fantasies your partner keeps in the dirty part of his mind and make a few come true. Your partner will want to do the same for you.
Remember your vows and be steadfast. You did not pledge your love lightly. If you work at your marriage it can be smooth sailing and bring you many happy, joyful years.
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