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Predictors Of A Cheating Partner

Tips For Keeping Your Partner Faithful

  • Talk about it. Keep open lines of communication and try to avoid getting defensive if your partner admits to considering cheating.
  • Accentuate the positive. If all you do is complain, your partner is more likely to go elsewhere to feel good.
  • Have sex. Sexless – or nearly sexless relationships (usually defined as less than six sexual encounters per year) just donít work. Period.
  • Be compassionate if your partner experiences performance anxiety. You can be sure itís even more stressful for him than it is for you.
  • Date your long-term lover. Donít let the romance die just because youíve been together for awhile.
  • Attend to her sexual needs. Ask her what she likes. Go out of your way to satisfy her.
  • Spice it up. Communicate about what turns you both on. If sex feels racy at home, youíre less likely to seek it elsewhere.
  • Laugh. Have fun. Be playful.
  • Deal with anger and resentment. Donít let it build up. Get thee to a counselor early if need be.
  • Be loving. Cuddle. Use terms of endearment. Say ďI love you.Ē It builds emotional connection.

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Have you ever cheated? (If you have, read this) Has anyone ever cheated on you? Did you see warning signs? Any predictors youíve noticed? Tell us your stories!

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6:19AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

oops, I've already commented on this article...

1:50AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Its pretty easy to tell if you are being cheated on. And you don't have to go snooping through your partner's cell phone or email to figure it out either. Also, I don't think it's fair to say that someone's personality influences whether they will cheat or not.

1:44AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

I am not responding to anyone's comment but here's something to ponder upon. If you do not want to work on your relationship then it will suffer because your partner can not do 100% of the work for you, themselves, and the relationship. If you do not want to work on your relationship, then do not be in one. You think relationships when it is in trouble it fixes themselves? No it does not, the problem is still there. Run away from your problems and your problems follow you wherever you go.
You want to have an affair? You may think the grass is greener on the other side BUT it still needs to be mowed. You have a problem with your wife so you go out and get a mistress and then find out you need to keep your mistress happy so now you have 3 problems - you have a problem with yourself, your spouse, and your mistress. How many more problems do you want to add on your list?

7:37PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Thank you :)

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2:49PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

I don't like that it's called "tips to keeping your partner faithful," it almost seems like blaming someone for getting cheating on. But aside from that, these really are good tips to keep a relationship healthy and exciting.

9:09PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

good info thanks.

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