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10 Signs of an Emotional Affair
When “Just Friends” Doesn’t Fly
Maybe you’ve dabbled in a more-than-flirtation with your cute next-door neighbor. Or perhaps your BF swears he’s “just friends” with an ex, a co-worker, whoever – and you don’t quite believe him. Either way, red flags abound – you could be looking at an emotional affair.
Many people believe that because “nothing happened” (as in, no one’s doing the horizontal mambo here), there’s no reason for concern. But relationships aren’t built on sex alone; in fact, sex is merely a brick in the House of Love. The foundation is comprised of much deeper factors, like emotional intimacy, trust, the feeling that your partner SO understands you on a deep level, and that you can tell him or her anything.
Check out these 10 Red Flags of an Emotional Affair. If any of them are representative of your own behavior or your partner’s, take a good look at the state of your relationship. Is it time to move on? Have a good long talk about “where it’s going?” And don’t be afraid to turn to a counselor for help – either alone or as a couple. Try not to think of it as “therapy” but as “couples’ school.” After all, if you decide the relationship is worth keeping, it’s worth investing in.