It is always a debate as to whether emotional cheating is the same as physical cheating. Regardless of your views, emotional affairs cause significant damage to relationships.
Emotional cheating is receiving appreciation, care, or attention from a third party outside of the relationship. The third party is someone with whom you have romantic feelings.
Cheating can be virtual now, occurring over messaging sites or text. The other person is a fantasy you crave and gives what you are not receiving from your partner.
Maybe it is a close friend you have on social media. You exchange messages, sometimes flirtatious, sometimes supportive. But they seem to provide comfort and assurance. You look forward to hearing from them frequently as they show interest when your partner is not.
In this article, we will dig deep into emotional cheating and how to find forgiveness for you or your partner.
What are the signs of emotional cheating
The first sign of emotional cheating can be that you argue over a person who has come between you and your partner. When you express your concerns, your partner may defend the relationship or call you jealous. The fights may seem never to resolve, and your partner may be unwilling to end the third party relationship.
It is common to feel the other person is more important than you are. It may also cause you much distress and suffering.
Does the other relationship impact your self-esteem? If you are feeling worse about yourself or constantly comparing yourself to your partner's "friend," then you have a reason for concern. Your partner should be providing love and security, not doubt and jealousy.
If your partner refuses to end the relationship with the other person, then your relationship is in trouble. They may hide the ties or speak to the person behind your back. Eventually, emotional connections can become physical if it doesn't change.
Maybe you aren't concerned it will become physical, but the relationship still seems to be taking a tur