Am i dating a cheater
But assuming the person is not a pathological narcissist or an out-and-out sociopath then it will be important to ask whether the cheating is part of a larger pattern of problematic sexual behaviors.I have sex addict clients who engage in an array of sexually addictive behaviors with occasional cheating as one of them.If you feel that counseling could be helpful, please look up counselors available in your area.A reader posted this question as to whether serial cheaters can change.
But sometimes the cheater is just an opportunist who is takes advantage of whatever pleasures come along without knowing or caring what anybody thinks.
The serial cheater needs the constant validation of being seen as sexual.
It’s not that the addict is insecure about his or her sexual prowess.
This of course leaves aside the kinds of relationships or sub-cultures in which having multiple partners is accepted by all the participants.
In such cases affairs are not cheating per se since there is no betrayal of trust although subtle forms of manipulation can sometimes be taking place.
I will look at some of the underlying motives for sexually addictive serial cheating, the motives for stopping and when treatment can be successful.