Why You Were Born To Cheat On The Person You Love (Yes, Really)

We can all agree that cheating on your lover is terrible, right? Betrayal is gut-wrenching and devastating for those who have experienced it.  

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Just mention infidelity in a crowd and watch folks rant about how wicked, nasty, and awful it is.  

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Cheating partners have broken many of my dear friends' hearts and marriages, including mine.   

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However, I know just as many cheaters. The act always produced agony and suffering for all parties. Even the cheaters regretted their actions and understood that the "perks" were transient illusions that left them feeling empty and worse about themselves than ever.  

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Unfortunately, many still do it. The reason is? People cheat—why? We're sick of current relationship specialists' blame-based explanations: He cheated because you gained weight.  

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Everyone does it (always). Even though infidelity is morally wrong, cheating occurs regularly in every country, race, religion, and social structure. Fisher states, “Despite our belief that philandering is immoral, our guilt when we tryst, and the risks to family, friends, and livelihood that adultery entails, we engage in extramarital affairs with avid regularity.  

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1. Cheating isn't going anywhere

This portion scared me since DNA-based impulses are hard to overcome. Fisher's well-supported theory is that roughly 4.4 million years ago, our ancestors developed serial monogamy and hidden infidelity. Research indicates that cheating is a clever reproductive mechanism nature uses to keep humans reproducing.   

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2. Both men and women are biologically wired to cheat

Humans aren't the only animals with wandering eyes. Only 3% of mammals create a pair bond to raise their young, but those that do receive plenty of action. Fisher reminds us that monogamy means "one spouse" in child rearing. “It is not fidelity.”  

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3. Monogamy isn’t natural

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