5 Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair

Emotional affairs don’t happen overnight but result from several seemingly insignificant everyday decisions (and the belief in many subtle lies).

Ladies, you don’t want to fall into this trap!

As someone who had an emotional infidelity, I want to share the warning signs of an emotional affair and share with you the lies that I (and many others) believe that lead to an emotional affair.

I want to break the silence around these issues and discuss practical ways to counteract these mistruths.

Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings and that there is help!

Emotional affairs don’t happen overnight but result from several seemingly insignificant everyday decisions (and the belief in many subtle lies). Ladies, you don’t want to fall into this trap! As someone who had an emotional infidelity, I want to share the warning signs of an emotional affair and share with you the lies that I (and many others) believe that lead to an emotional affair. I want to break the silence around these issues and discuss practical ways to counteract these mistruths. Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings and that there is help!

This post is Part 2 of a series on marital affairs. Don’t miss the first post in this series, “How I Almost Had An Affair.” 

Emotional Infidelity Signs: Do You Believe The Lies?

Each of these is a tiny-yet-dangerous seed that can bloom into a toxic plant that can destroy a marriage. It’s so easy—and very common!—for us to believe these lies and to fall into these unhealthy patterns!

In fact, daily habits in marriage can really add up! I want to share a FREE printable to help you start 5 easy habits that can protect your marriage!

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Let’s look at each of these 5 emotional affair warning signs.

Is your marriage at risk? 

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Leave a Reply 15 comments

Rachel Swanson - February 5, 2016 Reply

Thanks again Alicia for allowing me to share my personal story and thoughts regarding this issue! I hope it provides enough insights towards avoiding an affair. – Rachel

    Alicia Michelle - February 5, 2016 Reply

    Rachel! We are all so blessed by your humility and willingness to share. Thank you, thank you! I know this is a sensitive topic, but I am praying that many marriages will be saved through your words here. Blessings to you.

C.B. - February 9, 2016 Reply

This was a great read. I had an emotional affair that ended up being physical. I believed the lies in my mind and the lies he was telling me. He told me everything I wanted to hear. I was experiencing some abuse.

All I can say is that we have to be very careful.

Shirley Wood - February 13, 2016 Reply

First of all, thank you for your bravery in writing on such a sensitive topic. It was God and his grace who saved my marriage after my husband had an emotional affair. The pain was so unbearable at the time but God’s grace is always sufficient. Marriages are worth saving. Sometimes as couple’s we really need to take the time to reconnect with one another and remember why we fell in love in the first place. I’m so glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. I’m on the way to read more on your blog.

Sandy Sandmeyer - March 8, 2016 Reply

YES! I think that the sooner we can talk about these things in the open, the better to help prevent emotional affairs for someone in the future. It can happen to anyone regardless of how good the marriage is, IF you are not on your guard. Thank you for sharing your post with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

Shannon Geurin - March 11, 2016 Reply

Hi Rachel! SO glad I found you! This post was SPOT on. I am a survivor of infidelity in my own marriage and our marriage is a miracle today! I’d love you to read my story! http://shannongeurin.com/story-part-two/

Look forward to following you!!! xoxo

    Shannon Geurin - March 11, 2016 Reply

    I meant Alicia! I guess I saw that Rachel commented before mine and typed that instead of Alicia. SORRY!

      Alicia Michelle - March 11, 2016 Reply

      Hi Shannon! Actually, Rachel wrote the post as one of our guest writers, so you were correct in mentioning her. 🙂 But I’m the one who usually writes for the site. Good to meet you, and so glad the post blessed you! Thank you for sharing your story too!

Melinda - March 14, 2016 Reply

Wow! thanks for shining the light of truth on this topic. It is SO easy to slide down that slope.
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Audrey - March 15, 2016 Reply

An insightful and inspiring post. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

Aimee Imbeau - March 17, 2016 Reply

I remember in the first few years of marriage I had an emotional affair (I confessed this to my wonderful man years ago and that was when our marriage was struggling to survive). The thought of me actually acting upon those emotions makes me sick now. I think about what I would have missed out on…all the good stuff. to see my husband become the amazing and Godly man that he is. To see him be the wonderful father he is. To know that I am cherished and adored by him. I am so thankful that I repented of that emotional affair before it went further than it could have.
I wonder if becoming a whole and healed person with Jesus is so vital to a healthy marriage…actually, I know this to be true. Looking to our Saviour for fulfillment and identity.
Thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth.

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