Why Do We Cheat Others?

Dr. Purushothaman
October 30, 2022

Infidelity or cheating is one of the most common and biggest social taboos around today. Not only is it an act of betrayal, but it is the most distressing things you can go through. When someone cheats on another or is cheated upon by someone, they are often left asking one question, why?

Why do we cheat others?

The reasons people cheat are varied.

  • Neglect: When you feel that your parents, partner or friends are not paying enough attention to you or not spending quality time with you, you may want to hurt them in one way or another. Not feeling appreciated will give rise to such feelings within you.
  • Esteem: Some people feel that by cheating others, it improves their sense of self-worth. Being able to do something so powerfully destructive signals independence and increases their social status and popularity.
  • Anger: Sometimes, cheating is a revengeful act. Anger becomes the driving force and you end up cheating someone in order to even out the score.

How to deal with this?

As hard as it may be to believe, there are many ways to finding your way back. Trying and peacefully examine the issue that causes you to act in this manner. You are the one who cheated you need to acknowledge their responsibility for what was wrong. Understand their very definition of infidelity. Open discussions about such questions will help you set boundaries and avoid being cheated upon down the line.

If you are a person who often struggles with infidelity, be it as a victim or as a participant, it is essential to get help. It could be either through therapy, books or by professionals with advanced degrees in psychology. Psychotherapy is an effective treatment that can be chosen either alone or in combination with other medications.

At Living in Wellbeing, our highly trained mental health professionals have ample experience in helping patients to recover from such disturbing emotional trauma. With one-on-one sessions and also online therapy sessions, you will be able to develop skills to cope with problems and also triggering symptoms to prevent future episodes of wanting to cheat and break someone’s trust. With motivational talks and cognitive behavioural changes, you can set realistic goals for yourself and commit to a healthy and happy life. Get in touch with us today!

Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-cheat-others/answer/Purushothaman-Kollam-1

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