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Top 10 Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair ...

By Melanie

You have a friend that you think a great deal about and you are focusing more on them than you are your partner. Believe it or not, you could be having an emotional affair with them without even realizing it. For that, I am here to give you the top 10 warning signs of an emotional affair …

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  1. Withdrawing from your partner
  2. You show no interest in your partner
  3. You daydream about your friend
  4. You don’t share your problems with your partner
  5. Friendship secret
  6. Gifts
  7. Your best
  8. Comparing
  9. Go out of your way
  10. Lying

10 Withdrawing from Your Partner

You have started to withdraw from your partner and you don’t care about it. You would much rather spend time with that friend.

9 You Show No Interest in Your Partner

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You have gotten to the point where you show no interest in your partner. Instead, you put more of that interest towards your friend.

8 You Daydream about Your Friend

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You’re sitting there daydreaming about your friend. Your friend is constantly popping up in your mind and in a strange sort of way, you are actually enjoying it.

7 You Don’t Share Your Problems with Your Partner

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Instead of sharing your problems with your partner, you go and share them with your friend. You find it hard to share your problems with your partner, but you find it easy to share them with your friend.

6 Friendship Secret

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You really like having this friend and in the past, you have bragged a great deal about your friends to your partner. However, when it comes to this one particular friend, you, for some reason are keeping it secret. Now, this has made you start thinking about an emotional affair.

5 Gifts

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You go out of your way to get your friend gifts. In fact, during this emotional affair, you think of reasons to get your friends gifts and you do it at least once a week.

4 Your Best

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You do your best just to try to impress this friend. You go out of your way to make them happy. However, you cannot say the same about the partner you are currently with.

3 Comparing

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Eventually, you will start comparing this friend to your partner. You start to think that the friend in your life will make the perfect soul mate – but you still keep this all in your mind and don’t tell anyone about it.

2 Go out of Your Way

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You go out of your way to run into this friend on purpose. When you know they will be somewhere, you go there and act surprised when you run into them.

1 Lying

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You start to tell lies to your partner. When your partner asks about your day, you avoid telling them about the friend you had lunch with. When you were with your friend, you make up lies.

Those are the top 10 warning signs of an emotional affair in my book. For those of you that are having an emotional affair, you should not let it get out of hand. You should put a stop to it right away before you get too deep. So, do you think you are having an emotional affair?
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