mental health


Question by  James79 (53)

What are the warning signs of an emotional affair?

I think I may be having an emotional affair and don't want to admit it.


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

Warning signs include withdrawing emotionally from your spouse and spending less time with spouse. Thinking more about your "friend" and less about spouse. Telling others "We're just friends". Wanting to share thoughts/problems with "friend" instead of spouse. Looking for reasons to give gifts to your "friend". Keeping friendship from spouse.


Answer by  ReneeB (6)

Feeling guilty could be one sign that things are wrong, but the main warning sign is when you aren't able to be honest, open and attentive with your partner.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

If you think that you are, then you are. When something upsetting happen, who do you want to turn to (and who do you actually turn to)? Do you crave talking to your mate, or would you rather have a long conversation with another? Are you bored when talking to your mate, do you actively participate in conversations?


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Pretty much an emotional affair consists of all the feelings of a new love interest, minus the actual physical intimacy typically involved. Constant thoughts of the person, they can do nothing wrong, all the infatuation business. You seem to already know you are though....


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

What your thoughts are can determine this. Sometimes, evil can make you think of something and then you either think about the evil or you command it to go away.


Answer by  djb228 (510)

The signs of an emotional affair show up in your marriage. If it becomes cooler and more distant, if you turn first to someone else, it's an emotional affair.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Emotional affairs are characterised by the disclosure of trusted information or secrets to someone else. These are things you would never tell a casual acquaintance.


Answer by  annie52foof (1459)

I think the biggest sign is that you are making decision using your emotions instead of thinking out the reality of why you are feeling the way you are.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

The warning signs of an emotional affair would be that one tries to remain in solitude, passes much of the time before the dressing table, loves music, and has sleeplessness.

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