Cancer Man Cheating — Everything You NEED To Know

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer

Hello, gorgeous ladies! You must have heard this time and time again that Cancer men are so loyal and loving, but you still have your suspicions. Could this guy be too good to be true? You might want to know what are the signs a Cancer man is cheating on you… Is he really telling the truth? Can you trust him? All of this might be going on in your mind, especially if you have been hurt quite deeply before.

This is why it is a good idea to know what the signs are a Cancer man is cheating on you so that you can be prepared. It is always good to know what to look out for instead of making assumptions about what is going on in his head. 

Do you suspect your Cancer man is cheating on you? Or are you simply just curious about what the signs might be a Cancer man is cheating on you? Then keep on reading to know for sure:

Why Do Cancer Men Cheat? — 3 Main Reasons

There could be a variety of reasons why a Cancer man cheats, but I have to say, this is quite an uncommon trait for a Cancer man to have. These guys are simply not the type to mess around, but when a Cancer man does do this, it must be for good reason… Here are some of those reasons:

1. Your Cancer Man Is Young And Immature

When Cancer guys are young, they have a tendency to still want to flirt and play games with women. He may not sleep with them all but he will probably at the very least; talk dirty with them (or try to).

If he gets involved in a serious relationship while he’s still very young or immature; he may not be really ready thus causing him to still “browse” in case he’s missing something.

2. The Communication In Your Relationship Is Lacking

He may also feel he cannot fully communicate with his partner which would then make him talk to other women who will listen and will care about what he’s feeling.

Remember that Cancer man is a very emotional guy. He needs to have someone who will be open to him, listen to him, give him encouragement, and be somewhat empathetic.

When he has a partner that doesn’t do any of that for him; he may very well find it in someone else even if he isn’t looking. Sometimes this ends up being a co-worker or student at school he has a class with.

If you’re struggling to maintain a refreshing and open communication with a Cancer man, I strongly recommend checking out my 30-day Cancer Man Love Challenge… It will set you on the right path with your hot Cancer guy. 😉

3. You Have Been Ignoring Your Cancer Man

If he is being ignored or his partner is withdrawing from sex with him; he’ll definitely be looking elsewhere whether that be porn, online dating websites, or some other form where he can get what he needs for self-fulfilment.

He simply isn’t getting his needs met by you or the relationship but is too scared to break things off with you. If you ignore your Cancer man then you should be looking at your own behaviour and how you have contributed to him feeling like he needs to cheat.

Key Signs A Cancer Man Is Cheating On You

How to know a Cancer man is cheating on you can be a little tricky… You have to be quite aware and observant of all the things he does… You might think something is a sign, and totally mislook something else. Here is how to know for sure:

Trust Your Intuition

This isn’t exactly a sign in the usual sense, but as a woman, you have to listen to your intuition. When something feels off but you can’t put your finger on it then there might be the chance that your Cancer man is cheating on you. 

You are going to have to really drop into yourself and listen to your intuition. However, I do want to warn you against paranoia and fear. If you keep accusing your Cancer man of cheating because of your own insecurities, then you need to watch out. 

Remember, you could be projecting and this is very bad, because more often than not Cancer men are driven to cheat because their woman keeps accusing them of doing this, even when they absolutely haven’t. This might be one of the signs a Cancer man is cheating on you.

Just remember that there is a fine line between giving in to your paranoia and insecurities, and listening to your intuition. You have to be able to distinguish between the two or else you will find yourself in hot water!

You don’t want to be the reason your Cancer man is actually cheating, do you? Trust your intuition all the time! Don’t second guess it. It’s alerting you for a reason. Even when you don’t have proof but you can just tell something isn’t right; trust that.

He Makes Up Excuses All Of The Time

If he stays late at work often; this could be something to be suspicious of unless you do actually know some of his co-workers and can confirm that this IS true. You can also show up there to see if he’s where he says he is. If he is; you’re good.

If he keeps making up excuses as to why he needs to leave the house. He’ll claim he needs to go to the store, needs to go visit his friend, or needs to go to work for something.

When you FEEL these excuses are not true; they probably aren’t. Again; pay attention to his actions. His not being there for you or trying to get out of an important conversation by leaving is a good indication something is very wrong.

Remember my first point, you have to listen to your intuition, but you need to be clever about it and don’t show him that you think he is up to something. He will slip up eventually, just wait it out. 

However, if you can’t stand being treated poorly, then you always have the option of leaving him. You might have a lot more power than you give yourself credit for.

He Keeps Avoiding You

If he comes home from work or from wherever and immediately hits the shower without giving you a hello kiss; something may be up. Unless he’s been doing outdoor stuff or something that made him very sweaty or stinky; something is wrong.

There is a reason why he is avoiding you, he doesn’t want you to get close to him because he is definitely avoiding you… A Cancer man is quite intuitive and knows that women can smell something is up a mile away. 

He is feeling guilty, and this is the reason why is avoiding you. He doesn’t want you to pick up on anything and the less time he spends with you, the easier that is for him to do. 

Negative feelings are very intense for a Cancer man to feel and he absolutely hates confrontation. He is probably acting this way so that you will be the bad guy and end up breaking it off with him. Let’s be honest, he is a bit of a coward. 

He Is Acting Shady With His Phone

Lastly, if you catch him on his phone constantly and smiling; who is he talking to? Get him to show you. If he won’t; he’s hiding something or someone. These are all pretty big red flags.

Don’t fool yourself either because a Cancer man will still have sex with you even if he’s having sex with someone else at the same time. He doesn’t want you to suspect anything. He thinks he can fool you by still being intimate.

You’ll notice the difference in how the sex feels with him though if he is cheating. He won’t be nearly as attentive; he’ll seem spaced out, or just not really as into it as he normally would be.

It is important for him to keep up appearances. This is especially true for the Cancer men who seem to have Gemini placements. It is a lot easier for them to be duplicitous and unfaithful. 

Cheating in a Cancer man is uncommon, but those who do participate in it usually have some other planets in Gemini and this is what makes it so easy for them to lie.

Related: Cancer Man Going Hot and Cold When It Comes to Love

When A Cancer Man Gets Caught Cheating — 3 Possible Situations To Consider

Getting cheated on will leave you feeling absolutely shocked and hurt. This is completely normal, but sometimes the reaction you don’t expect or know how to prepare for is how your Cancer man will react when he is caught cheating. Consider these scenarios:

1. Your Cancer Man Denies/Lies About Cheating

When a Cancer man is caught red-handed there is still the possibility that he might deny this ever happened. He will lie about almost anything and make you feel like you have been gaslighted. 

He is very emotionally intelligent, so he knows very well how to manipulate you and make you feel like you are going crazy. You need to be strong and realize that the chances of him lying to you are quite high.

2. He Will Blame You

One of the most common ways a Cancer man tends to behave when he is caught cheating is to simply blame you and say it was your fault. He’ll say things like you don’t give him enough attention or that you withhold sex from him. 

These things are very important to consider. Although his cheating is totally unacceptable, you need to take a very close look at your own behaviours and how you may have contributed to him behaving this way.

He may say that you have pushed him to behave like this because he has been feeling unfulfilled in the relationship.

3. He Will Say Sorry And Beg For Your Forgiveness

A Cancer man definitely knows how to pull at your heartstrings. His very sensitive ways may make it easy for you to feel sorry for him and accept his apology. However, you need to really take a look at your relationship and see if this is worth it. 

If you are both really unhappy, then it might be best for the two of you to go separate ways. Yes, this will be very painful, but at least you can move on with your life and find someone who is going to treat you in the way you deserve to be treated.

Can You Stop Your Cancer Man From Cheating?

This is a very tricky question to answer. Unfortunately, if a man is intent on cheating, then he is going to do it anyway. There is very little you can do to actually stop him.  

However, if you do notice that the two of you are having problems it might be worth your while to have an open and honest conversation with him. Express your fears to him and stop the blame game. 

It may be worth your while being vulnerable with your Cancer man so that he can see how much all of this is affecting you. Remember, a Cancer man is very empathetic and he responds well to emotional intimacy. 

This might be the exact thing that is missing in your relationship and this is why he has been looking for it elsewhere. 

How To Get Over Infidelity And Heal From Cheating

My first suggestion for you is that you make a decision about what you want. Decide whether or not you want to stay with him and work on forgiveness, or if you need to break up with your Cancer man. 

Neither of these choices are easy, but they are both definitely necessary in your process of healing. If your Cancer man does cheat on you; how do you forgive him? That’s going to rely on you and how much of your time you want to give to him. Was it a one-time deal or has he done it multiple times?

With some; if they’ve done it once; they’ll do it again. If they think they can get away with it; they’ll do it as often as they like. My suggestion is; if you catch him; face it right away.

Even if you don’t have concrete proof to present to him; tell him of his actions and tell him you’re done with it. If you need to; you can always seek out counselling or mediation to help you with your Cancer guy.

Not all Cancer men cheat nor do all of them that do it once; continue to do it. There is such a thing as a mistake and he could make one or have made one. If he truly still loves you though and wants to make it work; he’ll agree to whatever it takes.

Make sure he follows it and make him prove to you that he’ll never abandon you or betray you ever again. Naturally, you’ve learned the signs to look for through all of this so you won’t be fooled again.


There is a chance that you still have some questions regarding Cancer men cheating. Here are some FAQ’s to help you be completely certain that you know exactly everything you need to know about Cancer men cheating:

Are Cancer Men Loyal?

I would have to say that Cancer men are some of the most loyal signs in the Zodiac. It is very unusual for these guys to cheat, but of course, it does happen because there will always be a couple of bad eggs around.

Can A Cancer Man Stay Faithful In A Committed Relationship?

Cancer men care deeply about faithfulness and loyalty so it is quite easy for them to remain that way in a committed relationship. They are the type of guys who care about family, longevity, and security and it is very rare for them to behave in a way that doesn’t reflect that.

Will A Cancer Man Cheat On His Woman?

Although having a Cancer man cheat is extremely rare because they are so faithful, it can definitely happen. I find that Cancer men who cheat usually have more placements in Gemini. This is why they can be so duplicitous. 

Know if your Cancer man is right for you in 30 days…

Does your Cancer man pull away or get quiet when you’ve just had a deep emotional connection?

Does he seem to disappear just when you thought he was getting closer?

Have you felt confused by his hot and cold behavior?

If so, then he might have an avoidant attachment style.

He could be Dismissive Avoidant and completely terrified of commitment…

Or he could be Fearful Avoidant and REALLY want commitment…

But get scared when he feels himself getting closer to you.

If he has either one of these attachment styles, you’re going to end up feeling extremely confused at times.

And both are caused by childhood trauma.

When you can see the scared little boy inside him that had to shut down his feelings if he’s dismissive avoidant…

Or have a parent not provide his needs consistently if he’s fearful avoidant…

It can make it easier to have empathy and compassion for his confusing and frustrating behavior.

But that won’t fix it.

And while advice on attachment styles can be helpful…

What you really need to stop this frustrating hot and cold cycle is to understand him better.

Thankfully, there is a simple system to TRULY understand how he ticks based on his astrology.

It will stop him from pulling back when you begin feeling closer.

And it will accomplish this in only 30 days.

So no more crying yourself to sleep when he pulls back..

No more feeling incredibly confused.

And no more wondering what in the heck is going on with him…

Even if he has an avoidant attachment style.

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About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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