Your husband or wife may not have a physical relationship with this other person, but if they are bonding intimately through talk, then their relationship has more than likely crossed the line into the realm of the emotional affair.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Marriage Sherpa, a website dedicated to giving relationship advice, says emotional affairs are a form of cheating. This is despite the fact that a sexual encounter may not have been engaged in by the cheating party.
Marriage Sherpa reports that many spouses are threatened by the friendships of their other half. “You may not like the idea of sharing your spouse with someone—even from their past, because you fear the potential that it could suddenly spark into something more,” the website states.
This threat, according to the website, may eventually affect the marriage. “There are a host of other emotions that happen when you learn that your spouse is forging a strong bond with someone outside of your marriage. It can leave you feeling angry and sad,” says Marriage Sherpa.
The website continues by saying that the line between being close friends and being emotionally attached is what affects the marriage. “Your husband or wife may not have a physical relationship with this other person, but if they are bonding intimately through talk, then their relationship has more than likely crossed the line into the realm of the emotional affair,” explains Marriage Sherpa.
Marriage Sherpa also says that emotional affairs can cause lack of transparency in the marriage. This, in turn, leads to weakening intimacy between the couple.
“The intimacy that rightfully belongs in your marriage is being thinned out, diluted. They are sharing their deepest, innermost thoughts and feelings with someone else, which is bound to create a strong emotional connection,” the site explains.
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