Why Happy Couples Cheat (Video)

Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 8 Comments

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One central, seemingly inexplicable relationship question is “Why do we cheat?” And more importantly, why do happy couples cheat?

In this Ted Talk, relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. This is a must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.


Related Article: Is It Ever OK To Cheat In a Relationship?

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  1. 10206478189865544@facebook.com' Aline-Bianca Bosanceanu Beugels says:

    well that is why we do not believe in somebodyelses therapy! we are a happy family and guess what? we don’t cheat! these people are money wolves! they would do anything to get clients. u unhappy? u need therapy! u happy? well,guess what? u also need therapy! pfffffffffffff altgough u treat them like a pack ,people are actually individuals!!!!!!

  2. 492350600934242@facebook.com' Tara Escondida Gibson says:

    What a bunch of bullshit. Don’t want and wouldn’t even read such a titled article. Happy couples don’t cheat!!

  3. 10153093313741016@facebook.com' Cheryl Brown says:

    People cheat because they have issues with themselves. Insecurity, low self esteem, revenge of some sort,,,,it has nothing to do with the one who was cheated on at all! Cheating is a choice. We all have choice.

  4. 949246551783936@facebook.com' Nancy Long says:

    Nothing wrong with knowing & understanding our human reality. So

  5. 628380780637466@facebook.com' Diana Pham says:

    What a load of BS!

  6. 164134243928280@facebook.com' Kathryn Marie says:

    Thank you

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