Emotional cheating: what to look out for


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Emotional Affairs Can be Tempting

Living in Albuquerque, everyone is aware of the emerging cheating culture that seems to be growing more and more every day. It’s strange how people seem to be taking to the idea of cheating so favorably, and on such a large scale. What many people don’t realize is that the basis of this cheating is emotional in nature, and not quite as physical. People have a lack of a key emotional component within themselves, whether it’s self-confidence, courage, etc. To fill in the blank from that emotional lacking, people resort to cheating in order to seek some self-worth. This is why emotional affairs can be tempting on a visceral level, because all people want to do is feel worthy, and they will resort to cheating if they feel it will give them that worth.

Cheating May Look Like the Only Answer

Cheating may look like the only answer for those who don’t feel very good about themselves, but it’s important to keep in mind that there are options. For instance, I have personally been confronted with the temptation of cheating many times in my life. I was lucky enough to be aware of how that temptation was just a reflection of a part of me I felt was missing. However, instead of succumbing to the temptation and actually cheating, I instead opted to seek the counsel of a seasoned psychologist. Together, we managed to locate the emotional component within me that was missing. I’m happy to say that, through sheer hard work, I managed to fill in that emotional component. I’ve never felt the temptation to cheat again. All that goes to say that, when a person finds themselves tempted to cheat, there are always other, better ways to feel good about themselves.

How to Know She’s Cheating

The thing about women is that they are constantly being presented with options to cheat on their partner. At the end of the day, it’s way easier for women to get laid than men, and everyone knows that. However, it’s important not to think that she’s cheating just because she has the possibility of doing so. All suspicion must be derived from genuine potential cheating signs; stay away from paranoia at all costs.

How to Know He’s Cheating

Men have less opportunities to cheat than women, but they’re more likely to take those opportunities on as they come. Men are biologically wired to want to have sex with as many women as possible, and that’s a scientific fact. Still, a man’s genetic makeup is no indicator of him being a cheater. Again, only visceral evidence can point to a man’s cheating ways.

Emotional Cheating is No Excuse

Emotional cheating is an unfortunate thing, but it’s still no excuse for those caught in it. People understand and empathize with their partner’s emotional baggage; everyone carries some of it themselves, after all. However, not everyone deals with their emotions by having affairs. Cheating is one of the ugliest things that we can do to each other, regardless of how much pain we found ourselves in before cheating. Just because the cheating was done for emotional reasons, does not mean that you’re obliged to just forgive the cheater and move on. Consider all options in this case, and especially consider whether or not you love them enough to give them a second chance.

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