So its possible to feel deep attachment to a long-term partner at the same time you feel intense romantic love toward someone else and even also feel sexual attraction toward another person, Fisher said. And thats why, Fisher says, some people may cheat on their partner.
Can a man cheat and still love his girlfriend?
Fact #1: Most men are still in love with their wives when they cheat. Men who cheat havent fallen out of love; theyve become unsatisfied with the current state of it. We more often think of women complaining about a lack of romance, but men feel it, too, says Dr. Brosh.
Does the pain of being cheated on ever go away?
Research shows it takes about eighteen months to two years to heal from the pain of your partners infidelity. Knowing that the pain isnt going away overnight can be helpful, and knowing that it will eventually end is also valuable in the healing process.
Do cheaters usually cheat again?
Experts say no. Relationship counselors have seen many couples persevere through cheating and the cheater never cheat again. On the other hand, the opposite happens just as often. According to some studies, someone who has cheated before is 3x more likely to cheat again in their next relationship.