TopicStarter Posted September 20, 2021 Share Posted September 20, 2021 Let's be honest, we all know the perils of sexual affairs in marriage, but what about emotional affairs? Yes, emotional affairs are a serious thing! Tete-a-tete conversations, flirty touches, dishonesty - these are all emotional affairs that can put the last nail in the coffin of your relationship. Believe it or not, an emotional affair is cheating. It most commonly begins with a text, dinner, or shared workout, which soon becomes an intimate one. Although you might accidentally slip down the rabbit hole of an emotional affair, staying there is a choice. Have you or your other half slipped into this rabbit hole? You might be hurt, angry and feeling betrayed, I understand. But, an emotional affair isn't the end of the world or your relationship. No doubt, overcoming an emotional affair isn't an easy thing. You'll be setting yourself on a roller coaster ride, experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and having little control. But, it will all pay off in the end. Here's my advice on how to overcome an emotional affair: #1 Recognize the new energy: If meeting that particular person at the office or the coffee shop gives you butterflies in the stomach and makes your brain go ga-ga over them, then this is it. I'll recommend you stop seeing them right away. This is one of the signs that you're involved in an emotional affair. It will put your marriage on rocks. #2 Break off ties with that person: If you find yourself enjoying the company of the other person more than that of your spouse, then stop right away. You've fallen deep into the pits of the rabbit hole. Immediately break off ties with the other person because this will help you save your marriage. When you break ties with the other person, communicate this honestly with your partner. It will help you gain your partner's trust back. #3 Commit to rekindle the spark of your relationship: Seeds of dissatisfaction lead to emotional affairs. Figure out what led you to that emotional affair. Spending more time with your spouse, going to couple therapy, and dates can help you rekindle the long-lost spark. Be transparent with your partner and honest about your needs, wants, and desires. #4 Time and patience are the key: You apologize, and your partner forgives, that's not how it works. It’s important for you to mend ways to win your partner’s trust. There will be potholes down the road, so I'll suggest you be patient. Give time to your relationship, and things will soon fall into place. Have you ever had to overcome an emotional affair? What steps did you take to get through it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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