1. You confide in this person.
You tell them intimate things about your life that only your partner knows.
2. You tell them about personal aspects of your relationship with your partner.
Perhaps you tell them about the physical and/or emotional problems you’re facing.
3. The thought of introducing your partner to this person makes you uncomfortable.
You don’t want to spend time with this person while your partner is around — you want to keep this relationship to yourself.
4. You find yourself not being fully honest with your partner.
You find yourself hiding from your partner (or others) how often you see this person or what you share with them.
5. You think about the other person a lot.
You’re excited to see them and talk to them, more than with even your closest friends.
What can you do about it?
A healthy relationship means that your partner is your first priority, you’ve built your relationship on trust and honesty, and your partner is your “go-to” person for most things.
If this isn’t happening, then it’s time to make a change and confront the issues directly.
When it comes to recovering from emotional cheating, most couples need the help of a professional couples counselor.
Though hard to imagine at first, especially after an emotional affair is first revealed, many couples not only recover but actually improve their relationship as a result.