Home » Ask the Therapist » Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat?

Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat?

Asked by on with 1 answer:

From the U.S.: My boyfriend won’t admit to cheating even when I have proof. No matter what my boyfriend of 6 years won’t admit to cheating. Why?

Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat?

Answered by on -


There are as many reasons for denial as there are people. I can’t give you his reason. You can ask him, I suppose. But if he is denying that he is cheating, he isn’t likely to give you a truthful answer.

My question to you is this: What difference does the reason make? He is cheating. You know it. The reason doesn’t really matter. Your dilemma is whether or not to stay in the relationship, knowing that he isn’t going to be faithful. Don’t spend a minute more trying to figure out his motives. Do spend your time and energy deciding whether you are willing to be in a relationship like this. Only you can decide the answer to that question.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat?

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Why Did My Boyfriend Cheat?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 8 May 2018
Last reviewed: By a member of our scientific advisory board on 8 May 2018
Published on Psych All rights reserved.