Cheat - A human misusing the trust of another human to achieve his/her means and results in directly or indirectly hurting the other physically, emotionally or financially.
In this article, we will see as to why do we cheat in Relationships. Every relationship - Family, Friends, Love, Marriage, etc have their own expectations and limits. Cheating within Family members and among Friends cause pain and sadness, however are mostly not as heart breaking and Life altering as ones in Love and Marriage. That does not mean Family and Friends are in anyway of less importance.
When you get into a relationship, you do so as you see yourself with the other person till the ends of Time! (at least most without including the 'means' objected relationships). The essence of the relationship in Love or Marriage is enhanced as the commitment, time and expectations off the same are much higher than in the other forms of relationships. As such it is very important for both the partners to cherish each other's presence in Life and keep nourishing their vows of Love and commitment!
Over time, we see that the passion and the urge to be around the partner decreases over time! The reasons can be many - responsibilities, stress, family or natural decrease in affinity to the Partner. It is then that we try to experiment with new possibilities. New passions, hobbies, friends or it could even mean new romantic interests start taking shape in your life. This sometimes helps us overcome the gap that has been created over time between two individuals and rekindle the feelings which once existed. However, most times they do more harm than good and make the partners go further away.
These fixes to fill the void in relationships and life tend to get disastrous at times and break apart beyond repair. Every relationship between two individuals, be it Love or Marriage is like set of two wheels joined by the bond and run by the Engine called Life. As long as the journey is smooth, the wheels don't wear-out easily, nor will there be load on the Engine. Its when the destination of one of the wheels is different than the other, there is lot of tension in the 'bond' and the 'Life' as well. Also makes the Wheels wear unevenly and at times leave permanent scars.
Situation specific - Yes! Life can at times be testing and the choices you make at every stage are the ones that will determine the outcome of what you are, what you want and and what you get eventually.