When their cheating is discovered, some partners forgive and hope for the best. Some get angry and want revenge…they cheat too. And some file for divorce.
All three responses often ignite dormant violent tendencies in men resulting in domestic violence.
Some men apologize and swear they will never cheat again. Profess their undying love for their partner, while subconsciously admitting to themselves they have no intention of being faithful.
Here are Kirk* and Frank*, two men who continually are unfaithful and do not feel guilty.
“Kirk* has been married for 20 years and he first started cheating on his wife few years into their marriage.
‘My partner had changed massively in her personality and she became very aggressive towards me.’
He usually cheats on his wife at least once a week. He and his mistress meet during the day.”
“Frank* has been married for 10 years and he was first unfaithful 12 months ago. He says that all relationships change in time along with people`s urges due to their health and work. For him it’s more about the physical side than anything.
He describes the meeting with his 42-year-old mistress as an ‘outlet from everyday life’.
He also doesn’t feel guilty despite the fact being a father and ‘happily’ married.”