Behind every act of adultery is a story. Some stories are as nuanced as fears about biases in divorce agreements and some are as simple as pure lust, but they're stories nonetheless.
A thread on Reddit had people who have cheated on their partners open up about why they cheated instead of end the relationship they were in. Some cheaters remain the villains of the story, and other backstories are more sympathetic.
I was young and immature, only cared about my immediate happiness and survival. Looking back there was no excuse should have left and not added to someone's mental trauma.
I guess Karma was there eventually as my last partner was a toxic, abusive piece of sh*t.-A_Account98
Fear and lack of self confidence.
He was abusive. He always reminded me that I wasn't anything without him. I sought comfort in the arms of someone that didn't know my story with the abuser. 2 decades later and that dark time still haunts me, but he's no longer an entity in my life.-JaxAnGo