Before we get into the most common warning signs of an emotional affair, let me ask you a question: Which do you think is worse…Emotional cheating or physical cheating?
Personally, I think that it depends a lot on the situation.
Either way, emotional affairs are something that has been on my mind a lot lately. I decided that this would be a good time to write a blog post to help you, folks, out who suspect that your spouse is perhaps falling in love with someone else besides your pretty self.
So, how do you know if your spouse is guilty of falling in love outside of your marriage?
What are the most common warning signs of an emotional affair?
Top 6 Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair
Well, there are actually several common signs that you can use to judge whether or not they’re cheating.
And that’s what I’d like to address below.
Warning Sign #1. The Friendship is Kept Secret
If you believe that your partner has a friend that they’re deliberately not telling you about, then they’d better have a really good reason for it.
Otherwise, you’re looking at quite a bit of suspicion…
There’s no real reason for any friendship to ever be kept secret unless there’s something to hide.
Warning Sign #2. Your Spouse Seems Disinterested in You Sexually
Do you remember what it was like falling in love with your spouse?
I’m willing to bet that during that time you had eyes on only one person, and that’s the person you were courting. Well, guess what, it’s going to be the same with any emotional affair going on behind your back.
If your spouse is busy falling in love with someone else, then they won’t have the emotional, mental or physical focus necessary to ‘fake’ being intimate with you. You’re bound to notice at least some withdrawal during an emotional affair.
Warning Sign #3. Your Spouse Spends Less Time With You
Similar to the example cited above, if you notice that you and your wife or husband never seem to spend any time together anymore, then you’re very likely going to start finding other signs of cheating as well.
Warning Sign #4. Your Spouse Shares Intimate Information With Friend
One of the big stepping stones that any cheating man or woman will undergo is the build-up of intimacy. Basically, there’s no way for a friendship to magically become an affair… There has to be an investment of time and information.
So, if you find out that your wife or your husband has been sharing very intimate details about either their lives or yours as a couple, then you should start keeping a serious eye out for suspicious activity.
Warning Sign #5. The ‘Special Friend’ Suddenly Gets a Gift
Has your spouse recently bought a present for someone other than yourself?
Gift-giving is typical practice in any affair, especially emotional ones. Gifts are a way to show someone that you know them well enough to get them something they’ll like, and it’s a very serious step in any friendship. I mean think about it…I’m willing to bet that you’ve only ever given presents to your close friends, right?
At least, you’ve only given REAL presents to your close friends. I’m not counting white elephant or secret Santa or something.
All I’m saying is that once you see gifts, you should start to look for other receipts that could lead you to evidence of cheating.
Warning Sign #6. Your Spouse Spends Alone Time With the Friend
It’s common courtesy in any relationship to avoid alone time with members of the opposite sex, especially when you find them attractive. Most men and women will be very conscious of their partner, and won’t do anything to invoke possible problems in the marriage simply for privacy with a friend.
You can learn more emotional affair signs here.
I hope that at least a couple of these warning signs have been helpful to you, but of course, we have lots of other resources on this site that you’re more than free to explore. In fact, I hope that you’ll take the time to at least read a couple more posts that I’ve put together for you 🙂
Anyways, whatever you decide to do I really want to wish you the best of luck, and I sincerely sympathize with you.