Since human beings are very complex creatures, romantic relationships are naturally complex affairs. In nearly all relationships, there will come a time when one of the people involved will notice the signs of an emotional affair in their partner. The advent of the Internet has made it incredibly easy to go outside of a relationship and meet potential partners. By the time you discover that your partner is involved in an online emotional affair, it could be too late to save the relationship.
In order to learn about the various Emotional Affair Signs, you need to know what one is. An emotional affair takes place when a partner goes outside of the marriage and invests their emotions, feelings, and thoughts with another person. It is an affair without any physical contact, but with all the emotional aspects of a romance.
Just because there is no sexual or physical contact doesn’t mean you should be complacent. If you are blind to the signs of an emotional affair, your relationship could be in danger, plain and simple. This is because a person has just so much emotional energy that can be invested in romantic relationships and if one partner is spending this energy with someone outside of the relationship, there will be less emotional energy to spend within the marriage.
If your husband is involved in an emotional affair, you may find that the two of you are talking, but not really sharing. You are talking about the weather, the bills, and your children, but you are no longer sharing your experiences, emotions, or thoughts. Your husband may have put himself in a position where he has to choose which relationship he spends his emotional energy in. If he chooses you over the other woman, your marriage can be saved. However, if he’s totally engrossed in an emotional affair, which he might be if you’ve ignored the signs, he will likely choose the other woman.
Don’t think emotional adultery doesn’t eventually become a full fledged extramarital affair, because the risk of this happening is very great. It is just human nature to want to spend time with the ones we love and that includes progressing to a physical relationship.
To keep your marriage strong, you should always be watching for emotional affair signs and confront your husband when you have suspicions. You may need to professional help to identify the signs of emotional adultery and to help the two of you cope with the fallout and repair your marriage. Here are a few of the common signs you should be alert for:
- Your husband suddenly takes an interest in improving his appearance, even when he is at working on the computer at home. Don’t automatically assume your husband’s desire to look good is just for your benefit.
- There seems to be no sex because your husband is too busy, too tired, or too distracted by his online affair.
- You no longer have meaningful conversations with your spouse where you discuss your emotions and feeling with each other.
- You husband has become secretive and defensive about his online activities.
If you notice two or more of the above Emotional Affair Signs, you should suspect your marriage might be in trouble. Take steps to save your marriage by seeking professional help before it is too late.