Would I be comfortable engaging in this behavior if my partner were watching?
It is that simple. If my partner were next to me, would I feel comfortable saying the things I were saying? Would I be comfortable with them knowing what I was talking about? Would I be comfortable with them watching my interaction with another person?
If we give someone the privilege of touching our hearts, we should be careful about opening that door to others.
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If you are in an emotionally unsatisfying relationship, it is definitely difficult to be with that person for a long time. In such a scenario, if you find someone who is speaking to your emotional side and is understanding you perfectly on an emotional level, then you should be with that person.
However, if you are with someone who is doing everything possible to make you the happiest person in this world, then cheating on them is not the right way to treat them. Cheating does not always involve kissing or having sex; sometimes it is much more than that.
Emotional affairs extend beyond simple friendship. They reach the point where you know you would be uncomfortable doing this behavior in front of a partner or if they were doing this with another person.
Harboring feelings about your partner and not telling them is a dangerous thing. From frustrations to complaints, you should be willing to talk to your partner. It is not always the prettiest, but it does help you grow. The best relationships I know are the open ones. When we start hiding our relationships with others from our partners, especially with people we begin forming an emotional connection to, we are crossing into the gray area of an emotional affair. If you give someone the privilege of touching our hearts, you should be careful about opening that door to others. Just take a moment, and think about whether you’d like your partner to open that door to someone other than you.
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