I don’t often watch “girly” movies or movies about romantic relationships, but my cousin saw the movie, The Women and told me to watch it because it was inspirational. I have to admit, it was a pretty good movie because it showed the power and strenght of a women. It was inspirational because it showed that no matter what happens, if you have good friends you will be able to get through it. One of my favorite part of the movie is when the mother of the main character tells her daughter that if you can survive a broken heart (when your spouse/partner cheats on you) then there is nothing you can’t survive. Of course, that’s what I got out of it.
The movie touches on the issue of why men stray. The movie centers on the idea that a man needs to feel needed by his woman or he will stray. It also points out that just because a husband cheats on his wife doesn’t mean that he doesn’t love her. The movie seem to suggest that the wife is not meeting the husband’s emotional and physical need so he turns to the other woman to fulfill it. I don’t know about other woman, but it is difficult for me to believe that the majority of the men who cheats is because he is craving emotional attention from his wife. Why do I think this? I think it is easier for men to seperate emotions from sex. Is it easier for a man to cheat on his woman because he sees sex as something more physical then emotional?
Do men cheat because…
1. They are bored sleeping with the same woman?
2. They don’t love their woman anymore?
3. They feel they have a right to because their partner doesn’t give them any attention?
4. They want to prove that they still are attractive to other women?
5. They know they can get away with it?
According to Livescience.com:
When it comes to infidelity, research shows that men are motivated primarily by the lure of sex, while women trek outside the marriage due to emotional neglect and the need for emotional intimacy.
Though more men than women cheat, infidelity is on the rise among both in recent decades.
The rest of the article is pretty interesting because it gives famous cases of cheating spouses such as the Clintons.