Every marriage is different, but oftentimes I find that people who marry cheaters do so knowing they are marrying a cheater. And as said by many in this forum, once a cheater, always a cheater.
The excuses I've heard from women who stay in a marriage where the man is a cheater are:
"It's natural for men to cheat."
"I didn't marry this guy to change him."
"Women always run after a man if he has money."
"If you don't cheat, you're not a Real Man."
"I know he loves me, even if he cheats."
"He may cheat but i will always be the Wife."
"He knows how much I can take. I said my bottom line is that he can't have children outside the marriage." (This is a local celebrity. Then her husband had a child outside of the marriage, and she still stayed with him and even took care of the child).
"I think more marriages should stay together."
But most of the time, women who stay in these marriages aren't happy. These are explanations I've heard from friends and some from reading local celebrity magazines where the wife knows her husband is a cheater but stays in the marriage anyway.
I read a book about Hilary Clinton that said she married Bill knowing he was a cheater, and it was the love of politics that kept them together even if she knew her husband is a cheater. In an interview with Hilary on TV, she was asked about Monica Lewinsky and Hilary said that through all that time, "I never doubted Bill's love for me."
In the Philippines a politician was running for president, and four of his "wives" were helping in the campaign. The first wife, who everyone agreed would be First Lady was asked about her husband's cheating. She said, "I know my husband really loves me."
I, personally, would not suffer through a philandering husband. I would get out of the marriage. But in some cases, maybe this is the only thing these women know. What do you think of the reasons stated above?