A romantic love affair is the first one that comes to mind when we say “Affair,” it usually happens very quickly and is a sign that the person is seeking excitement and is maybe not attracted to their partner.
The person falls in love, and the emotions they are experiencing are so intense that they believe it’s a sign they should stay with the new person and abandon their relationship.
The modern age brings us endless possibilities of meeting new people online. Dating apps are being used by millions of people every day, and it’s only expected that cyber affairs became a thing.
A cyber affair means someone is texting the other person in a romantic or sexual way, sending photos or videos, and a cyber affair can lead to a one-night stand, romantic affair, and emotional infidelity.
All these different types of affairs undeniably indicate that something is not working between partners.
Certain people are not satisfied by cheating with just one partner. Not only are they cheating, but they are cheating two people at the same time, convincing them they are the only ones.
Disappointment is inevitable for one of them, but why in the world would you want to be on either side of this cheater?
Whether you’re their spouse or the “real” partner, or you are someone they are cheating with, you’re in a losing game because even if they leave the other one and stay with you, chances are high they will cheat again.
‘Daddy issue’ is real. If a woman has been neglected and her emotional needs were not met in her childhood, she is more likely to be attracted to older men or married men who are in most cases emotionally available.
She knows this, and subconsciously, therefore, she chooses them. It’s a pattern and can be broken by seeking professional help who will guide her into accepting her past and changing how she sees herself.
Affair with a married man leads nowhere and is only a weapon of self-destruction.
This is not really cheating, but it’s almost as if you’re having an affair with people subconsciously.
Just like with every other type of affair, it’s a sign something is not quite right.
If you catch yourself thinking of other men or women or imagining sexual intercourse with them while having sex with your partner, it’s a clear sign you are not present in the moment, and you’re not happy with your partner.
Whatever the case, affairs do mark the end of your life or happiness. Maybe you’ll heal and continue together.
Or maybe you’ll forgive and let go, and make space for welcoming new people after some time, someone who will respect you and who will find a way to solve things between you before things escalate to having affairs.
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Rachael Pace is a noted relationship writer associated with Marriage.com. She provides inspiration, support, and empowerment in the form of motivational articles and essays. Rachael enjoys studying the evolution of loving partnerships and is passionate about writing on them. She believes that everyone should make room for love in their lives and encourages couples to work on overcoming their challenges together.