Do you suspect that your spouse is cheating on you? Do you have an innermost fear that somewhere, something is going on that just doesn't feel right? Do you spend sleepless nights wondering if your spouse has a soft corner for their colleague at work or whether they are just platonic friends?
Welcome to the world of emotional infidelity, where everything is just not black and white.
Emotional infidelity is different from physical infidelity in the sense your spouse isn't engaged in a sexual relationship with the other person- but that doesn't mean, it will be so for the long run.
Studies indicate that emotional infidelity in marriage can be just as devastating as physical infidelity.
Here are a few signs of emotional infidelity:
1. Withdrawal: Your spouse has been withdrawing from you both emotionally and physically. This may be a classic sign that your spouse is emotionally involved with another person.
2. Spending Less Time: If your spouse has been spending less time with you and your family and more time away from you in office, or on the phone or in front of the computer, this may be another sign of emotional infidelity.
3. Guilt: Signs of guilt are not uncommon since they know very well that what they are doing is wrong. So if you partner is being excessively kind or angry at you, it may just be the guilt that is troubling them,
4. Conversations circling around their new friend: If they try to include their new friend into every aspect of conversation, it may be a clear indicator if an emotional affair.
What's next: Once you discover that your partner has been emotionally drawn towards another person, it is time for you to sit down and have an open conversation. You may still be able to save your marriage.
Other options to consider are to visit a therapist so that you both can openly discuss your problems with a trained professional if you feel that you may run the danger of pointing fingers at each other.