A relationship expert reveals there are two main types of cheating between modern couples 8 months ago

A relationship expert reveals there are two main types of cheating between modern couples

Who knew?

Some say monogamy is dead, and we're sure there are many out there that believe this train of thought.

Just as we're sure you'll find an equal number who believe wholeheartedly in finding that one person to spend the rest of their lives with.

But whether or not people like to admit it, cheating in relationships exists. It's shit. It hurts people. But it happens.

Tammy Nelson, a sex and relationship therapist and the relationship expert at Ashley Madison believes that all cheating in relationships comes down to two main categories.

Speaking with Tech Insider, she revealed that the first one is a 'can-opener' affair and this happens for one reason.

"That's when you have an affair because you want out," she said, "and you don't know how to end it."

"It's kind of a passive-aggressive way of saying, ‘I want out,' even before I know I want out."

The other kind of affair is one where the person doesn't want out, but is seeking fulfilment for something that is missing in their current relationship.

"It's a way of filling that one part of their life that their marriage doesn't," Nelson said. "And then they feel like they have everything."

Although, according to the findings, published in the British Journal of Psychology, people who are impulsive may cheat simply because they do not pause to consider the situation, instead acting on their immediate thoughts and emotions.

It also found that those who have had more sexual partners in the past are inclined to be unfaithful. They also seek out other partners because they have developed certain “skills” in the area, according to researchers.