7 signs that you might already be having an emotional affair

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Did you know that affairs aren't only physical but also emotional? Here are 7 signs of an emotional affair that you should be aware of.

Did you know that having an emotional affair with someone can be as damaging as a physical affair? In some cases, it can even be more destructive since emotional affairs are much more complicated to resolve.

That’s why it’s important to know when to draw then line and to know when a platonic friendship might be starting to go a different direction.

1. You share a lot of your marriage problems with someone else

In a marriage, your spouse is usually the first person that you’ll share your problems with, even if the problems are about your relationship. If you find yourself complaining about your partner to someone else, then maybe it’s time to think if you’re already starting to have an emotional relationship with that person.

2. You think a lot about someone who is not your spouse

This shouldn’t come as no surprise, but if you frequently think of a person other than your spouse, then you might be having an emotional relationship with that person.

Marie Land, psychologist, shares, “If your thoughts are preoccupied with a friend and some alternate life you could be living together, you’re likely doing damage to your primary relationship”

“If the right circumstances exist, emotional infidelity is all too common and convenient. There’s nothing terrible about enjoying a little attention from time to time. But when you’re spending time with your partner and still thinking about the other person, you may be crossing the line into emotional cheating.”

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