Emotional Affairs - Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Dr. Purushothaman
January 13, 2014


Emotional affairs have destroyed a lot of marriages and separated many couples. Marriage counselors even believe that emotional affairs is more dangerous than a sexual or physical affair because it involves emotional feelings and attachments. And this is also the reason that makes it difficult to prevent and to stop.
Emotional affairs happen because of various reasons. For example, the wife no longer satisfies the emotional needs of her husband. They do not talk as much anymore and the wife does not take care of her husband like before. Or the husband, on the other hand, does not take his wife to dates or give her gifts anymore. It is not true that emotional affairs happen because of physical or sexual attraction.
This affair usually occurs upon reaching the age of 35 or 40 years of age. This is very common over the Internet or in the work place because this is where people spend most of their time during the day. They are also surrounded with the same people all the time and it is almost impossible that they do not develop any type of attraction.
The best way in preventing emotional affairs from happening is to keep the fire burning. This means that your love must not fade and your feeling from each other must stay the same. You must still do the things you love during the early stage of your marriage such as having movie dates or out-of-town trips. Treat each other the same way everyday. What makes marriage dull is that when one of the spouses becomes inconsistent.
Another important thing is to always have a good line of communication. Ask your spouse about how his or her day went or about future plans. It is vital in every relationship to talk everyday.
If your spouse gets involved in an affair, you must get help immediately. Do not act like it is the end of the world but you should act on it accordingly. Get help from counseling programs if it is available or you can easily get help online. There are a lot of resources you can find that help couples deal with emotional affairs.

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