Dealing with an Emotional Affair – How to Cope When YouHave Uncovered an Emotional Affairhttp://www.saving-relationships.c...
If you are reading this, chances are you just made the discovery. Perhaps you felt asthough your spouse or significant oth...
How Do I Deal With the Effects of an Emotional Relationship?Once you have discovered a relationship that your spouse is ha...
Defining an Emotional RelationshipDefining an emotional relationship can often be a tricky thing. Often the offendingspous...
Often when someone confronts their spouse with this newfound information, theimmediate reaction is to become defensive. Th...
1) Is Your Spouse Concealing the Relationship, or Being Open About It?When your spouse gets a text or message, do they ann...
1) Is Your Spouse Concealing the Relationship, or Being Open About It?When your spouse gets a text or message, do they ann...
3) Does Your Spouse React in a Guilty Fashion?In just about every case, the cheater knows that their actions are wrong. Mo...
Taylor Ranidae is passionate about love and relationships and writesarticles focusing on helping people save their relatio...
Taylor Ranidae is passionate about love and relationships and writesarticles focusing on helping people save their relatio...
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Dealing with an Emotional Affair – How to Cope When You Have Uncovered an Emotional Affair

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In today’s world of social media and technology, the number of people dealing with an emotional affair is as high as it has ever been. How to cope when you have uncovered an emotional affair being had by your spouse is a question that I get very frequently.

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Dealing with an Emotional Affair – How to Cope When You Have Uncovered an Emotional Affair

  1. 1. Dealing with an Emotional Affair – How to Cope When YouHave Uncovered an Emotional Affairhttp://www.saving-relationships.comIn today’s world of social media and technology, the number of people dealing with anemotional affair is as high as it has ever been. How to cope when you have uncoveredan emotional affair being had by your spouse is a question that I get very frequently.
  2. 2. If you are reading this, chances are you just made the discovery. Perhaps you felt asthough your spouse or significant other was just not as completely plugged into yourrelationship as they had once been. That they were not giving you the same attentionas they were earlier in your relationship. Perhaps they seemed aloof.Often it is that feeling of lack of attention or appreciation that leads one to becometempted to check into their spouse’s texts, or Facebook, or emails. And this is whenyou may have made a discovery that floored you.In learning how to deal with an emotional affair, you must first examine it closer.
  3. 3. How Do I Deal With the Effects of an Emotional Relationship?Once you have discovered a relationship that your spouse is having with someoneelse, you are most likely experiencing a range of emotions. Anger is certainly one ofthe most common, but it can also be accompanied by guilt and/or sadness.Making this discovery can be a bit of a double-edged sword. You are hurt and feelbetrayed but what you have uncovered, but feel guilty and even ashamed that youwent through your spouse’s correspondence in the first place. It is not at alluncommon to wrestle with these conflicting emotions at this point. But clearly you feltled to take these actions and had a need to know the truth based on the deficienciesyou felt in your relationship.
  4. 4. Defining an Emotional RelationshipDefining an emotional relationship can often be a tricky thing. Often the offendingspouse does not see things in the same light as those they are cheating on. Thebottom line, if your spouse has developed a relationship with someone that has a highdegree of intensity, it is most likely an emotional affair.When this happens and your spouse has created an emotionally intimate connectionwith someone other than yourself, the intimacy that rightfully belongs within theconfines of your own marriage gets diminished. This is intimacy that should notextend beyond the walls of your own relationship.
  5. 5. Often when someone confronts their spouse with this newfound information, theimmediate reaction is to become defensive. They may question you as to whetherthey are not allowed to have any friends outside of your marriage. They may just claimit is harmless flirting. But the bottom line is when someone goes outside of therelationship for fulfillment, whether it is sexual or emotional, it is considering cheatingbecause it is not being sought after within your own marriage or relationship.Still, you may be questioning whether or not you are right to be hurt by what you reador heard. Here are a few questions that can help you to further define whether or notwhat you uncovered was indeed an emotional affair:
  6. 6. 1) Is Your Spouse Concealing the Relationship, or Being Open About It?When your spouse gets a text or message, do they announce it to you at least onoccasion, or maybe even read it to you? Or do they never mention anything aboutit or even go to lengths to conceal the messages from you?
  7. 7. 1) Is Your Spouse Concealing the Relationship, or Being Open About It?When your spouse gets a text or message, do they announce it to you at least onoccasion, or maybe even read it to you? Or do they never mention anything aboutit or even go to lengths to conceal the messages from you?2) Is Your Spouse Indicating a Certain Connection?Another symptom or indicator of an emotional affair is that your spouse might implythat they feel special with the other person. They may even make reference to thefact that the other person just “get’s them” or really appreciates their sense ofhumor.
  8. 8. 3) Does Your Spouse React in a Guilty Fashion?In just about every case, the cheater knows that their actions are wrong. Most peoplefeel that having an intimate relationship outside of a marriage is not the right thing todo and often hide the fact that it is going on. That is one reason that it is common forthe cheater to go on the attack when confronted with the discovery of therelationship, or at the very least become very defensive.The bottom line is that both partners in a marriage need to be aware and conscious ofactions that could damage the intimate connection that exists between each other.
  9. 9. Taylor Ranidae is passionate about love and relationships and writesarticles focusing on helping people save their relationships and marriages.Her articles are a must read for anyone who is looking to either salvage orfurther enhance their relationship.This is just a quick overview to help you to understand the first steps to dealing withan emotional affair. To help fully overcome the affair and restore your marriage, Istrongly recommend for you to download this FREE course from Dr. Frank Gunzburg.Click here now for instant access.
  10. 10. Taylor Ranidae is passionate about love and relationships and writesarticles focusing on helping people save their relationships and marriages.Her articles are a must read for anyone who is looking to either salvage orfurther enhance their relationship.This is just a quick overview to help you to understand the first steps to dealing withan emotional affair. To help fully overcome the affair and restore your marriage, Istrongly recommend for you to download this FREE course from Dr. Frank Gunzburg.Click here now for instant access.

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