Couples therapist Esther Perel , author of “Mating in Captivity” and “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity” and the host of the Audible original series “Where Should We Begin?,” explains how people might cheat on their partner even when they are happy with the relationship. Following is a transcript of the video.

Esther Perel: Today we are very comfortable with the idea that we have no-fault divorce. We still have not found a way of thinking about affairs as no-fault affairs.

I am Esther Perel. I am a couples therapist, and I’m the author of “Mating in Captivity” and “The State of Affairs,” as well the host and co-producer of the podcast “Where Should We Begin?”

“There must be something wrong” is what is at the core of how we try to understand why would people risk losing everything and cheat on their partner to whom they have made a vow.

Our typical idea is that if I have found the one, and if with that one I have everything that I need, obviously, if I am going to look elsewhere, it must mean that there is something missing. And either there is something missing in our relationship …read more

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