Hey there, Steve here and welcome to this week’s private eye post where I’ll share some pointers on how to determine if your spouse is displaying signs of emotional cheating.
There are many disagreements among couples as to exactly what constitutes cheating. Sure, there are the obvious things like sharing a kiss with someone or becoming physically intimate with them. Where the lines become more blurred are around the type of cheating we call emotional cheating.
Emotional affairs typically develop from initially platonic relationships. Sometimes the relationships deepen and can become just as damaging as the betrayal of a physical affair.
If your partner is guilty of emotional cheating, you may experience the same feelings as if they were carrying on a sexual affair.
Let’s go over the common signs to look for…
Disclaimer: This information is for general educational purposes only and may not apply to all situations — everyone is unique after all. For help with an individual situation, please contact us —the first call is free, and we may just be able to put your mind at rest!
#1 Time Together While Apart
In a normal platonic relationship, it’s unusual to be in frequent contact when not physically in the presence of each other.
Is your spouse communicating with this person a lot? I’m talking about texts, emails, video chats and so on?
If so, and especially if this happens at questionable hours, then it’s a HUGE warning sign — like a billboard lit up in neon lights.
Look for how your spouse speaks with the other person. Are they always itching to share news with them? Do they call up and share the story of their day? These are things couples in relationships share with each other.
#2 Relationship Lies
It’s never a good idea to hide anything in any relationship. If your spouse is secretive about the talks, lunches, texts, chats, and so on with this person, then they’re obviously feeling guilty about what they’re doing.
And if they’re feeling guilty it must mean there’s more to the relationship in your spouse’s mind than they’re letting on.
Look for signs they’re being secretive — are they deleting messages, putting their phone away when you enter the room, and not telling you about times they’ve been in each other’s company?
#3 Arguments About The “Special” Person
When it comes to the point you have to argue with your partner about his/her “special” friend then you know things are very wrong.
Usually, a spouse will say there’s nothing going on and it’s just a friend. You might point out the effect it’s having on your relationship but the fights are never truly resolved.
Instead, your partner is likely to accuse you of being over-jealous and paranoid. They should be taking time to understand the effect it’s creating, and doing everything they can to make you happy.
These 3 signs are common across many cases of emotional cheating. Visit this post to see more signs your partner is guilty of being an emotional cheat.
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Until next week,