Having an Emotional Affair
No matter what form it comes in, cheating is cheating. "If you think about it, it's the breach of trust, more than the sex, that's the most painful aspect of an affair and, I can tell you from my work as a psychiatrist, the most difficult to recover from," psychiatrist Gail Salt wrote. Emotional relationships can become just as fierce in splitting up a marriage because you already mentally and emotionally checked out. The more the other person fills the holes up in your life, the more you will crave it. Emotions are a powerful force and becoming entangled in an emotional affair will paralyze your marriage because you're on a path of having a physical affair.