Women, just as men, have affairs. Although statistically men have affairs more often than women do, wives still cheat. In fact, the number of wives cheating on husbands has risen dramatically over the past few years. Currently, new studies now show that between 35% and 40% of all wives cheat on husbands while the statistics for men are between 40% and 50%. If you suspect your wife is having an affair, it could be for any number of reasons, five we listed below for your information. 1. Lack of Attention Women typically love attention. Therefore, when they feel they are being ignored, they might look somewhere else. For instance, if a husband comes home each night expecting dinner to be on the table, the house cleaned, and the kids finished with homework, he walks in but passes the wife without a hug, kiss, or acknowledgement for a job well done, she is going to feel isolated and ignored. Now, when that same woman visits the grocery store and a man shopping in the same section smiles at her or perhaps picks up something she dropped, she immediately feels important. 2. Quality Time Even if a husband were spending time at home or with the wife, if he is constantly working, reading, doing chores outside, and so on, it means his wife is not getting any quality time. Most women want and need special time such as a date night. With this, she is pampered and given the husbands full attention. 3. Lack of Confidence Over time, couples can become so comfortable with one another that they forget the importance of dating and affection. Eventually, a wife may begin to feel a lack of self-confidence. When a woman gets into this kind of rut, she no longer feels beautiful and sexy, as she once did. If another man is paying attention to her, adoring her, offering her compliments, or inviting her to lunch or dinner, she suddenly gains confidence, feeling again like a woman. 4. Lack of Intimacy An old belief is that men are more sexual than women are. The truth is that many women are just as sexual than the husband is, if not more so. Therefore, if the marriage has become stale and stagnant, otherwise boring in the bedroom, some women will look for physical satisfaction outside the home in the form of an affair. 5. Finances Depending on the situation, some couples are overwhelmed with bills. In addition to the mortgage, there is the cost of the children, school, groceries, sports, you name it, and the money is gone. This means the wife seldom has extra to buy a new dress, go out with friends, or simply splurge on herself. Although this challenge can be hard to fix, but not impossible, if another man were offering her bling, taking her places, and showering her with gifts, she may feel inclined to cheat.