• Relationship Series

    Emotional Infidelity… a thing or not?

    Do you think of emotional infidelity as an issue or it doesn’t exist for you?

    There’s always something responsible for infidelity, whatever kind it is. They say nature abhors vacuum and that is so true of relationships. If you’re not filling rightly a vacuum in your partner’s life, they will seek someone to fill that need.

    But there are people who don’t consider exchanging romantic-toned text messages, flirtatious mails and chats as infidelity. They think it’s harmless. And really, it does start off harmless and might even continue to be, if they’re careful enough.

    Harmless, it might not be, but hurtful it definitely is. If you’ve ever been at the receiving end of an emotional attachment infidelity, you will know how hurtful it is. No s.ex involved, but still the partner feels betrayed. They feel cheated.

    Are they right to feel this way?

    What are your thoughts on emotional infidelity? Does it even exist?

    Let’s talk.

    Good morning.

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  • Reply Giftie September 19, 2019 at 7:23 am

    yes, it exists and it hurts
    I’ve been at the receiving end before
    And my partner’s response was”you can’t guard your heart the way I can”
    he does not even believe chatting with and calling the opposite sex at odd hours is an act of infidelty

    • Reply TM David-West September 19, 2019 at 7:36 am

      Can you imagine that kind of response? Makes it even more hurtful. *Hugs*

      I think the biggest risk is not thinking it’s infidelity getting attached to someone else.

  • Reply Joan September 19, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Emotional infidelity is definitely a thing now and it’s on the increase. Most of the time it leads to physical infidelity. I feel it’s also a betrayal of trust because the individual shares information including images which are only privy to the partner. The only difference is the physical intimacy which is bound to happen with time.

    • Reply TM David-West September 19, 2019 at 11:16 am

      I agree completely that if not avoided or nipped in the bud, it results in physical infidelity.

  • Reply Glorious September 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Sure it does exist and I think the emotional infidelity hurts even more than the physical infidelity, because you fell your partner’s detachment from you even when you are together.
    Some physical infidelity may not really have a strong emotional attachment to it, but when emotions are first involved, hmmmm, it will more or less lead to physical infidelity.

  • Reply mobolaji September 20, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Emotional infidelity does exist. I have never been at the receiving end per se but I have tried my best to avoid it, especially with married men who feels there is nothing wrong with being attached to you emotionally as long as the physical aspect is missing. It is every shades of wrong and the beginning of avoidable trouble.

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