Today, cheating has been reclassified and it includes not only a physical affair but an emotional affair, as well. It may start out as a platonic friendly feeling towards another person and veer off onto an inappropriate path. These types of affairs are increasingly common. According to the statistics, around 45% of men and 35% of women have admitted having some sort of emotional affair.
We at smartzune.com understand that it can be hard to define an “emotional affair” so we made a list of 10 facts that might be a sign of emotional infidelity.
1. You’re too close to your opposite sex-friend.
Loveseats at the movies, the Tesla Roadster, a king-size lobster — some things are just built for two. A relationship is one of these things. It’s like a bicycle — adding a third wheel is only going to throw off the balance. The situation may get worse when that third-wheel is a significant other’s opposite-sex friend.
Again, everything might be fine but if your gut is telling you there may be an attraction between your partner and their “friend,” then it’s better to address the issue directly.
Remember that while attraction is not a choice, cheating is definitely a choice. An affair doesn’t just magically happen, only you can make a choice to follow or not to go down this slippery slope. So, if you get trapped in the world of an emotional affair, it will be your choice.