Inside the Cheater's Mind

There is a reason why people cheat.
Most people don't cheat to hurt their partner.

However, people demonize cheaters, seeing the behavior as a reflection on their moral character. Then they lump all cheaters into one big 'he's-a-dirt bag' or 'she's-a-slut' category.

Dr. Denise Wood wrote Inside the Cheater's Mind: Why He Wants to Cheat & Why She Wants to Cheat to dispel this myth. While Dr. Wood doesn't condone cheating, she believes that understanding rather than condemnation is more likely to save the relationship.

As a doctor of clinical psychology, Dr. Wood believes cheating should be looked at no differently than any other mental health issue. Cheating flags the marriage that it is a broken system, rather than writing it off as a character flaw that can never be fixed and maintained.

Inside the Cheater's Mind is a compilation of Dr. Wood's brilliant original study into personality cheaters and situational cheaters that highlight the motivation of why someone will cheat on his or her partner. These motivations provide insight into the mindset of a cheater. Do you know these cheaters?

  • Impulsive
  • Narcissistic
  • Pathological
  • Charismatic
  • Escapist
  • Down-Low
  • Addictive
  • Bored
  • Puppeteer
  • Sociopathic
  • Abandoned
  • Eternal Youth
  • Emotional
  • Quiet

Inside the Cheater's Mind is a user-friendly manual of interesting cheating stories, with an easy process for you to relate to your life. If you've ever found yourself in a relationship where infidelity or suspicions cloud the relationship, Inside the Cheater's Mind will provide useful assessments, recommendations, and tools to illuminate your relationships.

Dr. Denise Wood, M.A., Psy. D.

Dr. Denise Wood is owner and founder of her private practice, Wood Counseling Services, specializing in relationship counseling. She is the star of Cheater-Chat Podcasts and host of an online resource for infidelity and relationships website.

Colleen Hitchcock, Co-Author

Colleen Hitchcock is an author & publisher. She wrote the suspense thriller, Rabbit Heart published by Simon & Schuster and Spud Gun Chronicles published by Leopard Spot Press.