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8 Signs Your Partner Is Having An Emotional Affair

Signs Your Partner Is Having An Emotional Affair

4. They are emotionally closed off from you.

It’s like they have put up walls around themselves to keep you out, whereas before, you were probably the only person to whom they used to pour their heart out. They never hesitated to open up in front of you, rather they felt safe being vulnerable. But now that has changed and how! They have stopped sharing their feelings with you, and no matter how much you try to understand what’s going on, they push you away.

Maybe they are not opening up to you like before, because they have someone else to talk to now. Maybe they are putting distance between you two because they feel guilty about their emotional infidelity. If your partner seems distant from you whereas they never were before, then it might point towards emotional cheating.

Related: 5 Things To Remember If You Think Your Partner Is Having An Affair

5. They have a ‘friend’ who they are exceptionally close to.

This is not a childhood friend or an old friend I am talking about, this is someone who they have met recently and have struck a ‘friendship with’. Your partner prioritizes them more than you, talks to them more than you, and seemingly spends way more time with them than they do with you. They seem to do everything together, and if you voice any sort of displeasure about this, your partner gets extremely angry.

If you try to tell them that you don’t feel comfortable with how close your partner and their ‘special friend’ are, you’re accused as over-possessive, problematic, and clingy. When your partner cares about their feelings more than yours, then it’s a clear sign that they might be cheating on you.

6. They pick fights with you for no reason at all.

If your partner is always looking for reasons to argue with you and starts fights for seemingly no reason, then it might be an indicator of emotional cheating. Since they are interested in someone else now, being with you or being around you makes them unhappy and adds to their frustration and this manifests as anger. They might also be picking fights with you in order to deal with their guilt of being emotionally unfaithful to you.

Since both of you are always fighting and arguing with each other, it makes it easier for them to fall into the arms of their paramour. Because in their heads, they are in an unhappy relationship, and being with the other person makes them feel better about it all. Of course, the fact that they are the problem here and not you don’t register in their minds.

Want to know more about the signs of emotional cheating? Check this video out below!

7. They feel uncomfortable with any form of physical intimacy with you.

This is one of the major signs of emotional cheating. When your partner always makes excuses to avoid being intimate with you, then there’s something very, very wrong. Neither do they initiate anything in the bedroom, nor do they respond when you do, and they always seem distant and disconnected.

And it’s not just sex, they feel uncomfortable engaging in any sort of physical intimacy with you. Be it cuddling, hugging, holding hands, or even a simple peck on the cheek, the discomfort and unwillingness is always very evident on their faces.

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Alexandra Hall

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