5 Red Flags of an Emotional Affair


When people think of infidelity, they often think of engaging with someone physically outside of a committed relationship. While physical cheating is common, it is also possible for a person to cheat emotionally. An emotional affair occurs when a person forms a strong emotional bond with someone else that interferes with the !nt!macy of their committed relationship. Many marriage experts agree that they serve as a gateway to $exual infidelity and for some, they are more devastating than physical cheating. Emotional affairs are often difficult to identify, but the following is a list of 5 red flags that signal that your partner may be having an emotional affair.

5 Red Flags of an Emotional Affair

Sudden Secretiveness

When someone is trying to hide something, you usually notice. A partner who all of the sudden starts leaving the room to have a phone conversation, or who changes their computer and social media passwords out of the blue, may be up to something. You may also notice that they are deleting the history from their computer so that no one can see their recent activity. You could be vaguely aware of a ‘friend’ that your partner won’t offer many details about.

Feelings of Detachment

As your partner develops a deep emotional bond with someone else, you may feel that they are becoming detached from you. A once active love life noticeably decreases, or ceases to exist at all. In some cases, you may find that the intimacy and closeness you are used to feeling is no longer there. A person who used to come home and discuss their day with you and engage in meaningful conversation no longer has much to say. Interaction becomes superficial and more routine than meaningful. Many people in this situation feel like they are sharing space with someone who is no longer interested in them.

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