Emotional cheating is more common than you think. But before you slip into one without thinking, read about the 10 bad things it can do to you.
You may hold a high moral ground and believe that you’ll never ever cheat on your partner.
But just when you least expect it, you may find yourself cheating emotionally.
It happens all the time.
If you enjoy spending time with your friend more than your own partner, well, you’re probably on the verge of cheating emotionally.
What is emotional cheating?
When one thinks of a cheating scenario, the first image that flashes in the mind is a man with his trousers around his ankles and a woman on a bed who’s holding a sheet, trying really hard to cover her modesty.
But over time, we’ve come to realize that having sex with someone outside the marriage isn’t the only way to cheat.
Unknown to many, the most common kind of cheating that couples experience almost all the time is emotional cheating.
If you feel more emotionally connected and closer to someone else than your own partner, you’re probably emotionally cheating on your partner already.
Are close friendships really emotional cheating?
It’s always good to have a few friends that you can trust and depend on when you need a shoulder because you can’t isolate yourself and revolve your entire life around your partner. And having a confidante to share your views and thoughts will always give you the space in a relationship to have your own life too.
But there’s a very thin line between emotional cheating and sharing a close bond with someone of the opposite sex.
And almost always, this thin line is too blurry to ever notice the difference between friendship and an affair.
If you find yourself getting addicted to this friend, be it a coworker or an old friend from college, and you like spending more time with them than your own partner, that’s not good news for your love life.
The relationship you share with a friend of the opposite sex could be purely platonic, but if talking about this friendship with your partner makes you feel awkward, or if you try to hide a few details now and then, chances are, you’ll falling for this friend emotionally.