Have you ever been in a relationship where you were constantly cheated on? According to Elite Daily, a psychologist has explained the mind of a serial cheater.
Certified psychiatrist Dr. Susan Edelman explained that it is important to note what the definition of cheating is. She explained, “It's tricky, because what constitutes cheating? Sexting? Being secretly active on a dating site? Lap dances? Kissing?” Dr. Edelman also noted that there is a difference between emotional and sexual infidelity.
Dr. Edelaman defines serial cheating as “a continuous pattern of seeking out sexual relationships with people other than you partner, without your partner being OK with it,” and the key piece of the definition is the lack of agreed consent from partners, which is what makes cheating different from open relationships or polyamory.
As for why serial cheaters cheat, Dr. Edelman explained that there are numerous reasons. She said, “They aren't all alike. They might be narcissistic or a sociopath. They might have childhood issues where they feel unworthy of love and avoid intimacy. Maybe they have issues with sexual addiction.”