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Is it true that stress could cause a wife to become unfaithful?

There are many things that can cause a loving wife to become an unfaithful wife. Here I’d like to examine how financial problems can directly cause your wife to cheat on you and how to stop this from ever happening. But how could financial problems cause an unfaithful wife?? you might ask. Consider the following situation:

You're parked in a car park and the guy next to you opens his car door and it gently hits your door. It only barely touches and isn't enough to scrape the paint let alone make a dent. How would you react in such a situation? Well it depends. If you're in a good mood, you'd probably roll down your window and tell the guy not to worry about it.

If however you were in a bad mood, say you had a bad day in work and your boss had yelled at you, you'd probably scold the other guy for being careless hitting your door and you might even make a scene. From this we can see that our behavior depends greatly on whether we're happy or frustrated.

So stress can cause an unfaithful wife?

The above situation shows how your behavior can change with just one episode of stress. Now consider how your behavior would change if you find yourself continually stressed every day. You'd probably find yourself:

  • Smiling less
  • Raising your voice in anger more often
  • Becoming aggressive easily
  • Generally being less friendly to people

If these personality traits started entering into your character, your spouse would find the change hard to take and become less attracted to you. You'd probably find yourself arguing more with her and talking less - the ideal situation to cause an unfaithful wife.

What could cause such stress to enter a relationship?

The answer as mentioned in my introductory is financial problems. Worrying about money is amongst the biggest causes of stress there is. So many things depend on money in a relationship:

  • Your house
  • Your car
  • Your Holiday
  • Your childrens education etc

The stress of having to worry about these things can cause a lot of turmoil inside both partners and can consequently affect the quality of the relationship. If you're having money problems, there isn't much that you can do about that.

However, if you recognize how the stress of money problems can affect your relationship, you can take preventative measures to make sure the stress doesn't take over your relationship and result in an unfaithful wife.

Recognizing this alone will help significantly in not letting stress take control of your relationship. It's like your one step ahead of things. Discuss this with your wife and tell her you want to make sure your relationship stays healthy even in this time of trouble.

Financial difficulties do pass in time, but when they pass, you want to make sure your wife is still there by your side. Practising the above good communication will ensure this.

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