Welcome to the third part of the affair-proofing your marriage series.
Whenever you hear about someone having an affair or cheating (whether it’s someone you know personally, a politician or a celebrity), the affair is almost always sexual in nature—it wouldn’t be front-page news if Tiger Woods or Arnold Schwarzenegger were caught “having feelings” for someone other than their spouses.
But the truth is, many of the wives and girlfriends I see in marriage/couples counseling report that it would be more hurtful knowing that their partner’s infidelity also involved intense feelings for another person. As one wife shared, “I’d be hurt and angry if he slept with someone else; but I’d be absolutely devastated if he fell in love with another woman.”
Emotional affairs are more common than you might think and many couples don’t realize just how vulnerable they are to traveling down the path of emotional infidelity. For this reason, it’s essential for all of us to be aware of the emotional affair warning signs.
Click emotional affair warning signs to learn more about the top ten signs of emotional infidelity. Use these warning signs to protect your marriage/relationship from falling victim to the unnecessary suffering caused by an emotional affair.