Teresa Bergin:  Sex Therapist & Psychotherapist

Why People Have Affairs

Much of our ideas about affairs centre around sex.

We tend to think that the affair occurred because one party was ‘over-sexed’ or the other didn’t want sex at all- indeed most of our assumptions about this are fuelled by movies and T.V. Many people who have felt betrayed through an affair in their relationship will want to know the details of the sex, how often it happened, was it different, was he/she better than me and will be familiar with the distress that accompanies these questions.

In reality, affairs have far less to do with sex and more to do with an imbalance between distance and closeness in a relationship. Watch this simple but thought provoking animation by Alain de Botton.

View on YouTube

Contact Details

You can contact Teresa Monday to Friday during office hours to arrange a sex therapy or psychotherapy appointment on 086 8265535 or by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teresa has two private practices, in Dublin city centre and in Dublin 9.

Request an appointment