Emotional affairs have become a hot topic in the last several years, resulting in much needed clarity for some and complete confusion for others.
Conflicts arise in couples where one person’s friendship with someone else leaves their partner feeling neglected and angry , but also confused and uncertain about how to respond.
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Gradually the intensity of these conversations grows; whether in person, on the phone or on line, and so does the anticipation of these conversations.
The conversations become the thing you look forward to more than anything else during the day, more than seeing your partner, even.
That may seem a bit strange, but you tell yourself you’re just talking so it is okay.
And there is such a need to talk, one that hasn’t been satisfied in a long time.
Time and energy are being siphoned from the primary relationship into this new friendship. You are not comfortable sharing this friend with your partner.
You would be uncomfortable if your primary partner was having this kind of relationship with someone else.
And by the way, you are not sharing much about this friendship with your partner, certainly not the intimate things you talk about.