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I My Husband Had An Emotional Affair

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    Husbands Emotional Affair Is Haunting Me

    I found out my husband was having an emotional affair last February. When I confronted him about the emails that I read and told him he had to leave, I was blown away by how ready and willing he was to go. The girl he was “involved” with worked with him and had a fianc...
    16mrsx 16mrsx 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    My Husband Has Reconnected With His First Love

    My husband of 19 years (been together for 23 years) has reconnected with his first love that is married, lives in Iran and has a boyfriend for the past 5 years. She FB requested him while we were going through a tough time, now he thinks it's destiny.......he is madly in love...
    lindadso lindadso 41-45 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    About a year ago my husband had an emotional

    affair saw the woman on a few occasions and texted her frequently until he was caught. My daughter and I frequent a store here usually on our walks together. As soon as I walked in and looked up I realized who it was. It was the woman he had spent time with. Had drinks with and...
    DeadHeartsareEverywhere DeadHeartsareEverywhere 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    My husband recently admitted to me

    that he had an emotional affair. He even used that phrase. We've been married 4 years and have been together since 2006. I love him very much and want to work through this. It's all happens so recently... He told me on Monday (12-30-13) and had seen her the previous Friday (12...
    happilyeverafter5110 happilyeverafter5110 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I Don't Know What To Think.

    My husband had an emotional affair toward the end of my pregnancy and for a while after I gave birth. It was our first child, we had money problems, and had only been married for a couple months. He is 22 and I am 21, but I often felt like I was his mom, telling him to clean up...
    silentobserver08 silentobserver08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I found out about an emotional affair

    that my husband was involved in on April 1st. He assures me that he has had no contact with her, but I am super paranoid!!! I have become obsessed and need some tips on how to get over it.
    statham18 statham18 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My fiancé and I have been together

    for two years. (I'm not married, so if I'm not suppose to post here, I apologize) .... (We live together) (This is how I found out) I received a text message from our cellular provider that my fiancé had gone over his allowed data usage. I didn't really give it much thought...
    lilbugg lilbugg 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    My Husbands Emotional Affair

    My husbands emotional affair happened 1 1/2 years ago, but Iam still trying to deal with it. The pain and hurt is getting better and Iam finding out that Iam starting to gain more trust back with my husband. My husband one morning decided to spring on me we need to divorce or...
    pennsy pennsy 41-45 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Husband Still Having Emotional Affair

    To make a long story short my Husband goes to school with a young (20 year old) woman and began having an emotional affair with her.  We are currently in counseling, but he refused to give up the OW.  It is breaking my heart and I worry even more about how it will...
    saddlyblue saddlyblue 26-30, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Its been awhile since I've posted in this

    experience. A lot has happend, changed and past over these last couple of months. My husband had an emotional affair with someone he knew years ago. After I found out, we seperated, attended counseling and we are currently building a better marriage.
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    My husband had a 4 month long emotional affair

    with a woman he knew from HS. I found out 3 weeks ago. They never had any physical contact, but talked sexually to each other and told each other they were in love. I am trying to move forward, but I having a hard time. He has cut off all contact with her, but she continues to...
    nrnr50 nrnr50 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Believe Husband Is Having An Emotional Affair

    me and my husband jus got married in august. I live him very much but I am at a total cross roads. I feel like his co-worker and him has crossed boundaries. Every time we argue about the situation he either shut downs, flat out tells me he's never going to stop being friends, or...
    tia11689 tia11689 22-25, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Emotional Affairs Are Devastating To A Marriage

    I have been married to this man for 45 years.  We have had 45 years of a good marriage with  no problems with infidelity.  That all changed last year.  My husband had an emotional affair with a married woman that lives in our neighborhood.  She is 41, he...
    donnarjones donnarjones 61-65, F 11 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    My husband had an emotional affair with someone

    from his past. Hurt like hell to find out that after everything he and I went through, he would decide to go outside of our marriage for comfort...strange thing is, he was the one pulling away. He had the idea that married people didn't need the cuddling, the alone time, etc...
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    Before my husband and I began dating he had an

    affair with a married coworker. He had to quit his job and move away in order to stop it. Well he lost his job and had to move back, in the meantime I became pregnant. He had a hard time finding work so he took contract jobs for his previous employer. He interacted with her but...
    Trying2staypositive Trying2staypositive 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    New Relationship- Emotional Affair.

    Hi all, I'm new to this site, I came across it when I was doing some research on emotional affairs. My boyfriend is currently having an emotional affair, and I don't know what to do. We have only been together for coming up to 4 months but things between us have moved fairly...
    user5011 user5011 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Emotional Affair Causes Other Women To Be Beaten

    I admit I neglected my husband for many years, I was physically hurt and had many medical problems which led to severe depresstion. I barely got out of bed. He was great the whole time (I thought). we had many talks I thought we were at a understanding about how things in our...
    1bitten 1bitten 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    Why Does My Husband Feels The Need To Validate Other Women?

    I recently found EP and have spent days reading others stories. I have decided to share my own story with the hopes of aiding my self help therapy. My husband and I have recently married, both of us are middle aged and have been in relationships prior. We have been together 4...
    happyisashappydoes happyisashappydoes 46-50 Aug 20, 2013

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    The Wife Is The Last To Know....

    My husband and I have had a rocky road for quite some time.  I finally got sick of all of it and left him 5 years ago.  During that time I had absolutely no contact with him at all.  He didn't know where I resided and I didn't furnish that information.  I just wanted to be...
    laura2011 laura2011 56-60, F Feb 2, 2011

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    How Can You Hurt Someone You Have Loved So Much?

    My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years and have definitely had our ups and downs.  We have always been in love and never lacked in our attraction for each other.  For all his faults, I never expected my husband to be unfaithful.  His first wife...
    KimmyH KimmyH 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    So Sorry I Believed Him Before

    My husband had an emotional affair about 3 years ago;  I forgave him and he promised that he was done with it. We have been doing very good; in fact he constantly tells me how he loves our relationship now! Last Saturday I found out he has been back at for at least a year; I...
    nodoubt456789 nodoubt456789 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    My husband had an emotional n physical affair

    with a coworker 20 years younger n still won't let itgo two years later
    jeannienewlife jeannienewlife 51-55, F Jun 18

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    Woke Up One Day and Looked At His Email

    My husband is a big cw buff. Its his hobby and his job.  He was on a civil war chat room for years, and then one day in nov. 07 he comes accross someone wanting info about the park we worked and lived on.  So he gets to chatting with them. pm.s etc.  I don't think...
    lofalt lofalt 46-50 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Emotional Affair With Memory Of First Love

    I have been married for what feels like forever. We had some wonderful times and some very distant times in our marriage. My problem is 35 years ago my husband dated a woman. It was his first relationship and she was married, with a child. He was very insecure and was overwhelmed...
    AnneJohnson AnneJohnson 51-55 3 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    My Husband Has Betrayed Me

    My husband and I have been married for just over 2 years, we have been together for 6 years. About a 3 months ago, I found messages on his phone from 3 women. At first he denied the messages were even there, and made out I was seeing things and accusing him unnecessarily and...
    MrsCeCe MrsCeCe 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Last night was our monthly Retrouvaille support group (called CORE) for marriage meeting. Summary, for anyone new to this part of EP, we are over a year since I discovered his...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I Had An Affair Tainted I am new this web page, read some of the interesting stories and have seen how much I can relate to some of them. I am not much of a reader or writer in...
    maidinthebox maidinthebox 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 18

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    I am on the backside of an emotional affair. We met just over three years ago. The first year, we just chatted a bit as was required by our duties for the organization we belong...
    OldNavySubSailor OldNavySubSailor 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I had an affair with mm before I met my husband. I was 19 and an absolute rebellious party girl. My family and I were going to a high profile society event and I went to get my...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had an affair. He had an affair. He's been talking with someone inappropriately online. I've met someone online who has rocked my world... I need to tell my husband it's over...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 15

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    I met someone amazing three months ago in the Ashely Madison website. Both of us are married and have two kids, and leave at least 100 miles from each other. We have met twice for...
    chamaco chamaco 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi. This is my first post here. I’m mostly writing this for myself, to help me make sense of my life and my experiences. I realize that this sounds like incredible navel-gazing...
    wh00ami wh00ami 36-40 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I am in a relationship with the father of my child. It's not working and while I love him as a best friend, there no spark left. I broke it off last year to see a man and we...
    femketje femketje 22-25 1 Response Sep 14

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    I believe that in theory we have all either cheated or had an affair. Because even if we lusted or longed to be with someone other that our spouse or significant other , we have...
    nomar251 nomar251 51-55 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I had an affair with a mw for two years. She told me she just wanted me, and the sex for both was incredible. It replaced both of our sexless marriages. - and you wouldn't...
    TheOtherGuy35 TheOtherGuy35 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    While I was married to Adam Sandler I had a affair with Ben Affleck what should I do?
    MorgenFreeman MorgenFreeman 70+, T 4 Responses a week ago

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    Right this is my first really positive post on here...those of you in despair, trapped in your marriage, long for your ap, check this out... I finally got myself sorted, got...
    LionCaged LionCaged 26-30, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    You ladies told me I will know when it's time to end things.. When the bad out weighs the good. This morning he really made me upset.. 600 am Is our time to talk text.. Been that...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    If you asked me a few years ago, I would tell you how horrible an affair is and I looked down on people who had affairs. Now I am the person on the other side, and it's true what...
    Yalaboo Yalaboo 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Once again ended my very long , on and off, affair. He would text everyday, sometimes several times, and we would see each other once or twice a week. I love him, but I know he's...
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 10 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so this question isn't strictly about my affair, more to do with the aftermath. I kinda don't know where else to post it. My affair ended 7 months ago. It has shattered my...
    Fififififi Fififififi 41-45, F 29 Responses Sep 5

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    My husband and I have been married since July. He doesn't like my ex because whenever we broke up, I'd go back to my ex. And when we got married, I didn't tell my ex. Fast forward...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    A year ago this amazing guy walked into my life and turned my life upside down but in the most amazing way! I'm feeling things I don't think I've ever felt but the other day I...
    Shortie82 Shortie82 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 31

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    I came home find my husband watching a movie in the dark with his daughters 15 yr old best friend with one cushion in between them. This picture was on her page and he liked it.
    kreativebelle kreativebelle 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I've been married for 10 years. Things have been not great for a long time, and I've just sort of learned to live with that. He's been 'involved' with another woman for at least 7...
    sarabear7 sarabear7 36-40, F Sep 22

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    I met her a year ago today. I didn't notice her wedding ring at first but soon found that she never took it off, even when she took everything else off. She told her husband...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    When is the right time to finally say good bye???? To end it all?? Is it when you are too emotionally attached? Is it when you feel ignored? Is it when everything your affair...
    zoey3000 zoey3000 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 9

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    I would appreciate support and advice, no judgements please. Background: I am married almost 10 years, 2 kids. Years of issues with husband, he is a bit better, but I am no longer...
    Sexymamma16 Sexymamma16 31-35, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    For those of you that know some of my journey, here is an update: As the poster child for the boy who cried wolf, I finally ended my affair. I knew for the first time in 3.5 years...
    pencruz pencruz 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10