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Why Spouses Cheat -- Excuses for Being Unfaithful in Marriage

Because cheaters may not understand why they were unfaithful, you may never know why your spouse cheated. Here are common excuses and reasons given by cheating spouses. It is important to remember that you are not to blame for your spouse's decision to stray.

Why Spouses Cheat
Although these are some reasons why a spouse has an affair, you may never truly know why your spouse was unfaithful.

What Reasons Did Your Spouse (or You) Give for Cheating?
Share the reasons your spouse (or you) gave for cheating.

Top Ten Excuses for Cheating
In looking at the common excuses people hear from their cheating spouses, here are what we consider to be the top ten cheating excuses.

Common Excuses for Cheating
Although there is no justification for cheating, when your unfaithful spouse gives you an excuse for cheating, it is simply a way to personally justify the behavior and to feel more at ease with the decision to cheat.

Why Did They Think They'd Get Away With It?
Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. on "how powerful men can end up making really stupid decisions."

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