Protecting Your Relationship From Emotional Infidelity

Infidelity in intimate relationships or marriage is not always about sex. Protecting the exclusivity of a committed relationship begins first with recognizing the inherent dangers in other opposite-sex emotional attachments . . .

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We have to exercise clear controls for ensuring that our relationships do not cross the emotional boundaries which could harm our primary relationship. We have to exercise clear controls for ensuring that our relationships do not cross the emotional boundaries which could harm our primary relationship.

As human beings we all have an overpowering need for human connection. We want to feel as though we matter. It is important that we are affirmed and that our worth is validated. Most of us therefore enter marriage expecting that our spouse will meet our deep need for love and acceptance. In an ideal world where we all came from well-adjusted families, this would probably be true. Since, however, we enter marriage with our own individual, often flawed emotional life-scripts; sometimes we are not exactly poised to meet someone else’s emotional needs. This is especially so, if when growing up ours were not met.

In other words, inadequate parenting or abuse, can affect our ability to reach out to someone else. So while our spouse may…

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