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I Think I Am In An Emotional Affair

This is an area to discuss how close friendship can lead to emotional affairs if not careful. 214 People

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    cadycici cadycici 31-35, F Apr 24, 2012

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    Emotional affair is in full force...ughh....I thought that I had enough sense to stop....but I don't......I'm not hurting anyone.......except myself when I let it drive me crazy. I need an outlet. He is it. I can tell him anything that I want to and he tells me things to. It's...
    hannah654321 hannah654321 46-50 9 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    I Feel Better When I Talk To Him.

    Let me first say, this friendship started backwards. Sex first and then the sex is gone and the part I miss the most is the phone calls, emails,  and companionship. The sex was not the best I've ever had, and he didn't have a rocking hard body that was eye candy.  But...
    southernheat southernheat 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    My Closest Friend

    I am wondering about EA (emotional Affairs)... I am trying to figure out if I am in one with my friend. I truly think I am  because I am in a sexless marriage and I have been confiding in one of my male friends for a long time now. We have converstaions regarding our...
    Irishchick1 Irishchick1 41-45, F 14 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Can An Emotional Affair Be One-Sided?

    I met a wonderful woman last year at work who suggested she was interested in me.I was dismissed shortly thereafter and had a friend give her my email.She immediately responded with ``I MISS YOU!`` We exchanged messages for a month or so,nothing suggestive in nature,and then...
    Lolich Lolich 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Confused!!

    Well I'm 19 and I met a guy on a online chat-room, I was just doing it for fun. I started talking to this guy who is 38, married and has children. We exchanged emails. At the beginning we would just talk about general things and didn't think much of it. As time past we got closer...
    penny0012 penny0012 18-21 6 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    Advice? Should I Try To See Him, To Get Him Out Of My System?

    From the title, I already know the "correct" answer. But let me explain anyway. 10 years ago, in a foreign country that I was living in for a year, I had a close friend (A man) that I thought i was falling in love with. He didn't feel the same way, and I took the rejection...
    kathpro kathpro 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    The "Break Up" of EA friendship

    Recently I have found myself wondering about this subject. My friend is so close to me and we talk, text, email and call each other all the time. We even have found a way to see each other at work (different depts). I have grown extremely close to him and he to me. If had read my...
    Irishchick1 Irishchick1 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Pretty Sure It More Then Emotional

    The story is classic. Girl place ad on craigslist. Oh but snap she forgot the important part. Most of the time she requests no one married reply. Fast forward from November 20th. We talk everyday when he is at work. But the line has been crossed to sexual. I didn't mean for this...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I Lost My Soulmate

    We had been the good friends for 5 yrs... We were coworker...You were the most handsome n popular single guy...While I should be the most stern n 'attractive' married woman there... We could chat, we could laughed...You always called me Babe...You brought my 1st adopted dog to...
    Princessrebel Princessrebel 36-40, F 19 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Why You? Why Now?

    I've spent a lot of time thinking today. Some say I tend to think too much. I'm trying to figure out why I'm going down this road. This is something I would never dared before. Why now? Is it the grief? And why you? I haven't seen you in years. Here's what I've concluded. 1) I...
    Imokyoureok Imokyoureok 41-45, F May 1, 2013

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    Somewhere She Is Out There

    “Somewhere she is out there, wondering, looking, searching, as I am. Somewhere she is out there, questioning, doubting, giving up hope, as I am. Somewhere she is out there, wondering if I still exist as I shout I do, I do. Somewhere she is out there, hearing my cries...
    ryanbradley ryanbradley 46-50, M Jan 7, 2013

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    I Saw Him After 10 Years-Relieved, But So Disappointed

    So, I saw him. For one day. It was so much fun, and I didn't feel any romantic flutterings or sexual tension. So, it was just as I had hoped, and as I said goodbye and got on the plane, I felt satisfied and proud of myself. We hadn't crossed any lines, and I hadn't even been...
    kathpro kathpro 31-35, F Mar 29, 2013

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    My Emotional Affair

    A friend of mine had recently passed away and there was a memorial to help raise money for her tombstone at a local bar. I met a young couple there, (I was 34 they were in their early 20's) one of which happened to be my friend's cousin. I had just recently broken up with my...
    CoolHearted CoolHearted 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    was just told by wife of 9 years

    that she has recently had feelings for another man. It happened over the course of about 4 weeks. This came after she had some flirty conversations with another man. When confronted she told me I had nothing to worry about. But then these feelings surfaced for this other...
    blue512 blue512 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I Am Defiantly Having An Emotional Affair

    Okay so here is my story, I am 40 years old and over weight. I have been married for 20 years to a man with whom I pledged to spend the rest of my life. The problem is I have always bee a shy introvert who never left the house. I have lived a life of loneliness. I recently began...
    afraidtochange afraidtochange 36-40 3 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    cadycici cadycici 31-35, F Apr 24, 2012

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    I Dont Know What To Think, Plz Help Me!!!

    Well, let me start out by telling you about my marriage. I am married to a great man, and we have one young child. He loves me, and I am in a happy marriage. The only complaint is that even though we share common beliefs, dreams, goals, values, and so on….we are from different...
    BlueRoses1613 BlueRoses1613 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    I'M Having My Fourth Affair Since Ive Been Married

    So here is my story. Ive been married for 20 years i have two kids but they are grown up and I cant seem to stay faithful. I am having an affair now that has been going on for four months and ive had 3 other affairs in the past. I dont know what to do does anybody have any advice...
    tdray71 tdray71 41-45, F 7 Responses May 10, 2013

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    I Don't Know What To Do...

    I've been with my partner for almost 9 months now and she moved in with me one month ago. I knew she had an ex (let's call them C) that had been quite complicated and emotionally 'dramatic' I guess you could say. I found out about one week ago that she was still in regular...
    naravul naravul 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Here Are The 8 Signs That You May Be In One

    1. You look forward to seeing him/her with more excitement than a typical friend, and spend more time with him than you should. 2. You find yourself dressing up and paying more attention to your appearance in a hope that he'll notice you. 3. You confide in him/her about your...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    It's Not Over!

    I am soooooooooooo happy!!! I have been deeply in love with a woman who worked for me as a paraprofessional in my classroom.  She and I are both married and when we realized we had developed feelings for one another we agreed that we would never act out on our feelings but we...
    foolishlover1970 foolishlover1970 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    Wrecklessly In Love

     let me just start by saying that a friendship can cross boundaries and become so much more in the blink of an eye. a lot of times you may not realize what is or was going on until its too late. I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for almost 5 years. i had a...
    kaybo86 kaybo86 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Help

    I think that I am in an emotional affair. I think that I may have gotten more serious than my friend. How do I admit it and move on? We agreed from the beginning that we would not leave our marriages. It is mostly just phone conversations. When we could have 10 minutes together...
    hannah654321 hannah654321 46-50 12 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Emotional Affair

    So yeah, it's nice to talk to people who won't judge me. Basically I have known this mm for 8 years we have always been close friends but for the past 6 months we fell in love with each other. We spoke everyday and two weeks ago I Finally told him I loved him back, well he rang...
    Seekingadvise Seekingadvise 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    An Interview With A Married Woman And Her Affair

    Cynthia’s Ride Life ain’t always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride. - country singer Gary Allan, Life Ain’t Always Beautiful Most people don’t just flip a switch one day and decide to embark on an affair. They come to that decision only after a lot of deep...
    ryanbradley ryanbradley 46-50, M Mar 2, 2013

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    I knew my wifes friend

    before i met her.when i think about it.i think i fell in love with her a long time ago.we are all friends but recently not so close.my wife feels threatened by her although our friendship hasn't changed.we are in am emotional affair although she says its one sided.she has always...
    lomiman lomiman 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Confused Now

    Before a week ago I didn't even know that an emotional affair exist. Not until I had this experience recently... I met a guy through a virtual community we both played. From the beginning he told me he was married and to me that was ok because I didn't plan to have an outside...
    FemmeSolo FemmeSolo 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    I Miss My Emotional Affair . . .

    I am married, have been for over 13 years. I met a guy while out of town and we started texting/talking on the phone. After about 2 months I told him I couldn't do it anymore. I knew it was wrong, but it was just SO nice to be wanted. I hate to admit it, but I miss the...
    floating1234 floating1234 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Emotional Affair - With A Difference!

    I think I would describe myself as being in an emotional affair. I have a very difficult marriage which was probably a mistake in the first place. It is my second marriage and I was very vulnerable when I went in to the relationship. My husband is a controlling person and I don't...
    hollyivy hollyivy 41-45 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    First Love To Emotional Affair . . .

    I have just had to end an 18 month emotional affair and its breaking my heart!  I can't stop crying, my friends are fed up with my moaning and my work is suffering. Its the common scenario of meeting up again with my first love.  He has never been out of my mind if i'm truly...
    ij25 ij25 51-55 4 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    I don't know where to begin.

    I was friends with a man back in collage. He was very handsome. He influenced me to go into a different major. I adored him. He however was engaged to be married. Fast forward 25 years forward. he has since divorced that wife and is married to this new woman who has been...
    Oceanoftears Oceanoftears 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    It Just Fits

    It started about 10 months ago.. We serve in several ministries together at church. We went from ministry partners to personal friends.    I was very aware of his situation with his wife. They are in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years. They have been sleeping in...
    honeypotpooh honeypotpooh 41-45 5 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Reality Check

    Thank you my friend for your reality check. Your gentle honestly is refreshing. Perhaps one more reason I keep turning to you.
    Imokyoureok Imokyoureok 41-45, F May 2, 2013

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    D-day

    Well I did it. I broke my own heart to protect the man I love.  I was meant to be in court most of the day taking notes, but the case was postponed. So I did what I always do and went back to my office to do some work. As I walked in he was standing there, he smiled and said...
    Seekingadvise Seekingadvise 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Emotional Affair Or Friendship??

    i met my FL on FB few years ago...and recently we started chatting and calling each other.we have been closer now in terms of sharing our thoughts than when we were relationship before.. BUT we r both very practical enough and know that we have different lives.What bothers me is...
    miraclemystery miraclemystery 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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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 lunch during this time and chat every working day through skype, phone and whatsapp (almost nothing during the weekends). Obviously nobody else...
    chamaco chamaco 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Uh Huh..he Has Moved On, But I Am A Wreck

    I like the description of this group. SO true. We must be careful of that seemingly friendly person that wants to chat, or that just happens to find some things in common with you. I think we can be lonlier than we think, and therefore, become vunerable. They may just be bored...
    vanilladeepblue vanilladeepblue 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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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 to September...My marriage is a joke. My ex always used to comfort me when I felt like ****. So we are talking again. I haven't said...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I have been in a affair now

    for 2.5 years with a married man! I am also married. I am 36 and we have children and married 17 years. Our sex life was non existent so I went else where with a man I had known for years. The moment we had sex I felt complete, like what ever I had been missing for years was...
    lacierae lacierae 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Elationships

    Ok,  First time writing on this site, and not told anyone about this before.   I started using an application of facebook, just to have some online fun - a bit of flirting I guess, not wanting anything serious, just some fun and flirty online chat I guess.  ...
    kingofnothing kingofnothing 26-30, M Feb 20, 2010

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    Am I actually falling in love,

    or am I just craving excitement and feeling flattered that someone is so taken with me?
    dayxdayupndown dayxdayupndown 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Help, This Is Not Good

    Crap sticks My current man, partner whatever has been busy a lot which is fine since I'm so introverted that I don't need to spend a lot of time with him. Now he's working everyday and often is just too physically tired I guess to pay much attention to me. I'm afraid I'm growing...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Nov 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Three weeks ago I walked into a room and saw my husband almost kiss a friend of the family. It broke my heart in a million pieces. We have been together for 20 years, married for...
    Nancy73 Nancy73 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    One day I found out that my wife was flirting with someone online. When I confronted her about it, she told me that it was just innocent flirting. The person she was flirting with...
    kjc101614 kjc101614 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Online only. It lasted 7 years before he dumped me for a girl who dumped him recently. We're still friends, but I miss the way he adored me. Now, we're barely friends. I don't want...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    I am now married for 5 months. For the most part I am happy and he is a good guy. I sometimes feel like we lack some chemistry but great friends. Over two years ago my ex bf...
    waytoospoiled waytoospoiled 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    This is a private message I wrote to a fellow EP member, but I wanted to share my thoughts publicly: Thanks again for your insight. I'm not very wordy today, but wanted to...
    Koalaclover Koalaclover 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't think that she is over him. I was checking out her Facebook searches and while she has unfriended Mark shortly after I discovered her emotional affair, I noticed that she...
    CanHappen CanHappen 56-60, M 4 Responses Sep 28

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    I am having emotional affair with married man.We have never had a sex,just kissed. I think I have unintentionally fallen in love with him .As we are both married I have tried so...
    jessy333 jessy333 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 8

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    I sort of feel like an idiot... I think that exAP and I sort of started having an emotional affair. We've been talking again and we hung out for about 6 hours (completely...
    Koalaclover Koalaclover 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Last night I walked into her room. She grabbed me and said, "I'm lonely." I gave her hug and a friendly pat on the back... "I'm here," I tell her with my poker face on. She...
    VynnSanee VynnSanee 18-21, F Sep 30

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