Cheating on your spouse is stressful
Cheating in marriage can harm one’s mental and emotional health aside ruining social reputation when it weighs heavy on you.
Adultery is always talked about only in hushed tones in our society. Although not frowned upon, not many realize that it won’t just have an effect on social reputation, but can also affect one mentally and physically as it can be quite taxing.
Cheating is as old as the existence of marriage itself, and it’s not always a symptom of a bad marriage most times.
There are numerous reasons why a partner indulges in it. Sometimes, it is insecure attachment, conflict avoidance, prolonged lack of sex, loneliness, and years of monotony and repetitive arguments. Some others just cheat because they want to.
Cheating is always burdened with secrecy, clandestine elements and the fear of being discovered. Funny enough, these factors actually fuel the affairs, and make it difficult to get out.
A cheater is likely going to deal with a number of after-effects, whether he/she comes clean or not. Moving outside of your union, usually, leads to a lot of stress which can have a negative impact not only on your mental health, but also onyour body.
The analysis below is how adultery can wreck havoc on your emotional and mental health.
- Guilt factor- Though happy with your spouse, but the guilt of hurting a loved one can be troubling, weakening the cheater emotionally.
- Scared of being caught- Fear has never been good for anyone’s mental health. So when it has to do with extra marital affairs, the feeling of fear starts feeding on the cheating partner. It keeps them thinking about what will happen if caught, the effect on their family and what society would think of him/her thereby leading to mental instability.
- Brain Fog- “Many people report brain fog during simple tasks due to the secrets they keep and the effort needed to keep them. “This can affect work and life at home. Keeping the secret takes over all your thoughts and actions.”
- Performance Anxiety- Cheating can drastically cause performance anxiety in the bedroom after a cheating incidence. The feeling of guilt stays with the cheater and stops him or her from achieving orgasms.
- Loss of Appetite- There’s a possibility of you losing your appetite or causing you to avoid food. “The adrenaline and stress hormones that course through your body can also impair your appetite.”
- Just the mental exhaustion and constant feeling of guilt combined with fear can make one extremely exhausted. Undue expectations from a lover can make the case even worse. All these factors combined create stress and mental pressure, making it very daunting to romantically connect.
Engaging in runs often lead to feelings of guilt, shame and utter horror. It involves tremendous logistic decisions to be made, can lead to fatigue, exhaustion and burn-out. The fear of putting one’s marriage on the line, leading to emotional hurt for the spouse and children can cause extreme distress.
The emotional burden often weighs too heavy and can affect anyone’s mental health. No matter what their justification is for extramarital affairs, it’s really not worth the stress. It’s not a wise idea to risk your marriage and mental health for a few moments of excitement.
Avoid cheating in any form and stop rushing out of the bathroom at the sound of your phone ringing. Put an end to your panic attack from midnight calls!