Sex as Stress Relief
A mortgage, two kids, a car note, a demanding wife, and career is a lot of weight for any man to carry. If a marriage is mismanaged long and severely enough, much or all of the sexual chemistry can be sucked right out of the relationship due to seemingly more pressing matters, like calling the plumber. It’s a common scenario, and an affair is waiting to happen. A man still cherishes his family and may regret any betrayal, but may still be in desperate need of a release. Even a single encounter with a colleague or strange woman can be incredibly therapeutic, renewing his vigor to be “the man” for his wife and family. If he remains committed to his family, a slight dalliance, say once a year, can have positive benefits overall. And that’s why a man might do it.