Recovering from an emotional affair is hard!
Much harder than anyone ever thinks it will be. If you’re struggling to let go of your spouse falling in love with someone else, then this article is made for you.
The main mistake that most people make when they’re attempting to forgive their spouse for an emotional affair is that they don’t get to the root of the problem. Luckily for you, I’m going to help make you one of the few that makes it out of this affair alive.
I’m sorry to say that there’s not really any way this is going to be easy…But what we’re going to have to do is figure out exactly why your husband/wife fell in love with someone else.
Boredom/Need for Drama
Emotional Affair Reason #1:
Somehow our society today has made us believe that every relationship should be all up and no down…Any boredom is interpreted as “falling out of love” or something foolish like that.
As a result of all of this anti-fidelity propaganda (and that’s really what it is), your spouse probably feels entitled to a certain amount of excitement, drama, or at least that “in love” feeling that every TV show and movie so forcefully portrays.
This directly leads to men and women feeling that they deserve something more…They begin to seek passion, and passion is what they find. The problem is that they find it with someone else, not you.
A Strong Friendship Turns into More…
Emotional Infidelity Reason #2:
I’m sure that you already know this, but the majority of all affairs (not just emotional ones) happen with someone that your wife/husband already knows. Chances are that your spouse became very close friends with one of their friends, and consoling turned to something more.
The early warning signs of a spouse beginning to love a friend are:
- Telling them intimate details about your marriage
- Becoming jealous of them when they date
- Becoming overly enthused to spend time with them
- Talking to them a little too much on the internet/phone
- Keeping their time and business private from you
If you think your spouse is experiencing any of these signs, then you should definitely be on the lookout for something worse.
These are the 2 primary reasons emotional affairs happen, and from here you should have a good idea of why your spouse committed emotional infidelity. But that’s not what you came here for, is it?
Accepting that Emotional Affair Recovery Takes Time…
The Next Step in a Long Line of Emotional Affair Recovery Steps
That being said, there are a few things that you can do to expedite this process, but they’re not going to be quite as easy as you probably would like them to be…I’m sorry, that’s just the way it is.
It really helps to have a plan when it comes to recovering from emotional infidelity, or any disloyalty really. You and your spouse should both understand each other, otherwise you risk falling in to past behavior once again…We don’t want your spouse to cheat on you again!
Forgive Your Spouse For Falling in Love
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There’s absolutely no reason that you should allow yourself to question your spouse any longer.
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