Infidelity: Why do people cheat?

A wide variety of factors can bring out some type of affair. A study of 495 people revealed eight key reasons: anger, low self-esteem, lack of love, low commitment, need for variety, neglect, sexual desire, and circumstance.It may be enough to make you feel upset to think that your spouse is cheating.

The statistics are in

Regrettably, statistics show that the likelihood that you are right about your partner cheating on you is high. In reality, statistics show that 85% of the time, women who suspect their husbands are having extramarital affairs are right. 50% of the time, men who doubt their wives’ loyalty are right.

The difficulties of establishing a partner’s infidelity

Even so, establishing a partner’s infidelity through hard evidence is seldom simple. During inquiries into fidelity, many husbands and spouses come across additional problems, such as the ones developed in the next sections.

They have been aware for a while

According to the data, the majority of those who fear their partners are cheating are typically right. Sometimes, partners acknowledge having the affair.

They seek ease of mind no matter what happens

Many suspecting partners realise the stress of not knowing. As a consequence, they prefer to know the truth and answer their questions rather than obsessing on the possibilities. They believe that having peace of mind is more satisfying than a lifetime of wondering, regardless of the outcome.

Pass on the burden of finding out to a specialist

Because it can be challenging, time-consuming, and emotionally stressful to trace a spouse, many people find it advantageous to engage private investigators. Finding a compassionate private investigator who realises that this is your life and not just another job is essential.

The other individual leads a double existence

Sometimes, a suspicious spouse or partner will learn that their partner is not only having an affair but is also leading a second life. Sometimes a spouse will even reveal to the other partner that they have other children and a life outside from their marriage.

The role of a private investigator

A licensed private investigator1 can be very helpful in a cheating spouse case as they are trained professionals who specialize in obtaining information and conducting investigations in a discreet and ethical manner. A few ways that a private investigator can assist you with a cheating spouse case include the following.

Private Investigator Taking Photos Of Man And Woman - Covert Surveillance - Suspected infidelityCover surveillance

A private investigator can conduct covert surveillance on your spouse to gather evidence of infidelity. They may use advanced equipment such as hidden cameras, GPS tracking devices, and other techniques to monitor your spouse’s movements and activities.

Background checks

A private investigator can conduct thorough background checks on your spouse to uncover any potential infidelity. However, the most useful point of background checks is to uncover any other issues that may be contributing to the problem.

Digital forensics

A private investigator can analyze your spouse’s digital devices such as their mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer to uncover any evidence of infidelity, including but not limited to deleted messages or photos.


Covert surveillance, background checks and phone and computer forensics are just a few of the tools in the private investigator’s toolkit and a few of the ways a private investigator can provide compassionate and effective assistance in infidelity cases. Harter PI can help you get started with your case today. If in any doubt, please speak to us directly at your convenience.

Editor’s notes: It is imperative that the private investigator to which you reach out is licensed, as Harter PI is.