Emotional affairs are devastating. The collateral damage from sharing your heart and life with another outside the marriage not only devastates the betrayed spouse. Trying to piece together your heart and life post-affair is not only challenging, it can be one of the most discouraging and frustrating things you’ll go through as a married couple. Just what is an emotional affair? What qualifies it as such? Perhaps your spouse is resisting the idea that’s what happened, was truly an emotional affair, what then?
- A new person in your life can make you question if you are with the correct partner.
- You will feel things with the new person that makes you feel good and more vibrant than the partner you are with.
- The new person makes life look greener on the other side, but usually it is a passing emotion.
“While some people do knowingly choose to start having sex with someone outside of their relationship, there are a surprising number of people who are just lonely, seeking friendship, and they don’t actually realize that they’ve invested more in this “other” person emotionally than with their significant other.”