Fascinating, isn’t it? The majority of women believe emotional cheating to be more painful than physical whereas the majority of men (73%!) feel that physical cheating would be more painful for them to endure.
I know this wasn’t a fair question to ask because both of these things are considered equally as painful for many people. Everyone’s definition of “emotional” or even physical cheating may be different. I think of emotional cheating as you or your partner inappropriately fulfilling any of the “5 love languages” [for someone else]. (Gifts, Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time).
8 examples of emotional cheating
Lowering boundaries of conversational intimacy to a new person.
Treating another person as if you were in a romantic relationship with them.
Insecure attention seeking behavior.
Having some sort of attraction for someone else and engaging in conversation that could jeopardize the relationship
Having genuine feelings for someone who isn’t your significant other and keeping them in your life.
Not being present in the relationship/checked out.
Having feelings other than physical attraction for someone other than your partner.
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What’s more painful? Physical or emotional cheating? — THE LIAISON is written by Stephanie Daily for www.selfcareeverydamnday.com