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Is having an emotional affair just as bad as having a physical affair?

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Have an affair!!! But with ur spouse!! Spice things up a bit! If u wanna have an emotional bond with someone, who better than the one you love? Role-Play!!! But to answer your question yes it is! Thats y you do it with each other rather than someone else.

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Agree. 100%
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YES!! Because in the end it is still cheating and someone always ends up getting hurt

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I'd say so. Falling emotionally in love with another person is just as much a betrayal of your marriage vows as physical contact.

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No, thinking about doing something and actually doing it are two completely different things.

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No? Explain to me the way in which they're the same.
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I say it's worse. Having meaningless sex is not as bad as bonding emotionally with someone. I could easier forgive something that meant nothing then my partner being emotionally connected with someone.

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my opinion is that if you are having unfaithful thoughts then it is being unfaithful because it usually ends up leading to that

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If your husband is not satisfying you emotionally and does not make an effort to do so and you have talked to him about it; then carry on with your affair. I must warn you; you will end up leaving him, but life is to short to be miserable.

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Tough question. To me it's more the time and effort spent on the affair and how much it detracts from the primary relationship. But in the case of an emotional affair, that is very hard to quantify, which is why a physical affair always seems worse.

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This has become much more prevalent since the massive development of the Internet. Psychologists studying this phenomena have almost universally concluded that it is the absence of what is said or seen in an Internet affair that allows the affair to grow so powerfully and so quickly. The Internet lover is perfect - the real life partner has human flaws - the fantasy diminishes the reality of the real life partner. A great many relationships and marriages break up over Internet affairs - only to discover - that when the Internet lover becomes actualized as a real person - the intense passion quickly dissipates.

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I have to know the person. Many hide behind imagines and feelings are displayed as a game rather than real life. Never had an Internet romance. Guess I am too old fashioned and want the real deal. I think they can happen. They have on Ask but you would need the virtuality of being real not just a person skipping through the daisies from flower to flower.
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Beautiful: agreed. The thing of it is - from what I've seen, the Internet lover is an ideal - as in a fantasy - if she is in a less-than-perfect relationship - she can become easy prey for online trolls. - who are always perfect - always say the right thing - etc. - which can be hard to resist developing feelings for that person. Occasionally, however, I've also seen couples form from an initial Internet introduction - some people just have instant chemistry - and are able to make it work in the real world. My take is that the reason this doesn't happen more often is one or both potential partners tend to leave out crucial details about themselves which may be a deal-breaker in continuing the budding romance.
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Yes it is sometimes it's worse cause if you feel emotionally attacked to someone it makes it harder to stop and you'll land up doing things you'll regret. :/

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Ok I'm confused
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Yes. Read the book "Not Just Friends."

Ask yourself this question: if the roles were reversed would it be ok with me?

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Good thinking thanks for the book ref
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