Does Overactive Love Drive Make a Partner More Likely to Cheat?

Does Overactive Love Drive Make a Partner More Likely to Cheat?

It’s no secret that marriage is not a 100% guarantee of lasting love and commitment. Many marriages fail over the long-term, and many fail because one of the partners cheats and becomes involved with a romantic partner outside the relationship. Sadly, a lack of physical commitment to a partner is usually a sure fire road to the destruction of the relationship, which is why it’s so important for couples to do all they can to remain faithful to each other.


The big question this all poses, however, is why do people cheat on their partner? Is it due to an overactive love drive? Many experts are studying this question, as it seems to point to the reason why relationships fail. A recent article in Psychology Today addressed the question of “love addiction,” which might also be called an inability to control the love drive.

People with an overactive love drive are known to be more likely to cheat on their spouses. This is a reality that must be dealt with in marriages where the two partners have differing feelings and different drives.

What’s true, though, its that there is also a difference between having an active “love drive” and having a real addiction to constant physical closeness. Some people enjoy making love and need to do it frequently with their partner. There’s nothing wrong with this at all. Where this activity can go into the real of addiction is when a person is losing control of their actions, as they fall under the sway of this “love addiction.”

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