Emotional Cheating: Is It Really Cheating?

Is emotional cheating really cheating?

The answer is: Yes, emotional cheating is cheating

Cheating is never an easy topic to discuss. As a society, we have a hard time defining what constitutes cheating and what doesn’t. But lately, it seems like there’s been a big increase in the number of people who aren’t even sure why they’re being unfaithful—and that’s a problem.

What is Emotional Cheating?

You might think that because you’re not actually doing anything physical with your new “friend,” you’re doing isn’t a big deal. But even though you may not be physically touching anyone else, if your feelings for them are stronger than they are for your partner, then it is cheating.

Think about it this way: If you were dating someone and found out that they had been texting another woman every day for three months and talking about how much they loved her, would you be okay with that? Probably not! And yet, when we find ourselves in situations like this, we try to justify them by saying things like “Well, at least I didn’t kiss him!” or “It wasn’t really ‘physical.'” But honestly? That doesn’t change anything. If your heart goes out to someone else—even if that person doesn’t exist—then there’s something wrong with what you’re doing here.

yes: Emotional cheating is just as bad as physical.

It’s important to remember that emotional cheating isn’t just about what you say or do; it’s also about how much time you spend thinking about another person outside of your relationship with them. If this becomes a regular occurrence for you—if the other person starts taking up too much space in your thoughts—then there’s a good chance that something deeper is going on here than just casual flirtation or friendly banter.

Emotional cheating can be hard to detect and even harder to deal with. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, and you might not even realize until it’s too late that you’ve crossed the line. But emotional cheating is still cheating—it’s just more subtle than physical cheating.

Here are some signs that you’re emotionally cheating:

1. You’re using social media as a replacement for real-life communication with your partner.

2. You’re spending a lot of time talking to someone else online or through text messages, but not so much in person.

3. You’re keeping secrets from your partner about how often you talk or interact with someone else online or through text messages (or in-person).

4. Your partner has expressed concerns about your relationship with another person, but you tell them not to worry about it because nothing is going on between the two of you yet—but then things start developing between you and this other person anyway? That’s a major sign that something is up!

5. If you feel guilty after spending time with this person, but not guilty enough to stop hanging out with them or stop feeling good when they make plans with you, that could be emotional cheating.

6. If this person makes you feel better than your partner does, even if they don’t mean to, that could be emotional cheating.


As you can see, emotional cheating isn’t all that different from physical cheating. It’s a kind of breach in the trust between you and your partner. Your relationship isn’t necessarily doomed; you just need to work on rebuilding the trust and ensuring that the infidelity will never happen again.

It’s also important for couples to realize that sometimes even the best relationships need some extra work from time to time. If one person feels like they’re getting neglected or taken for granted, then they might seek out some attention elsewhere even though they still love their partner dearly—it happens more often than we’d like to admit!

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