What is an Emotional Affair?

We all know what an physical or sexual affair is. But sometimes a client will tell us that, although their partner is not in a sexual relationship, they are very close to someone else. This is termed an emotional affair or nonsexual intimacy, and it is marked by three characteristic features:

  • secrecy
  • attraction
  • sharing of intimate knowledge about the primary relationship

This type of affair can be as damaging as a physical affair, sometimes more so.

This recent Guardian article does a clear job of defining a non-sexual affair and exploring the situations when they can arise. It looks at some real life cases, spotlighting the immense pain caused by them.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/nov/01/emotional-infidelity-the-devastating-destructive-love-affairs-that-involve-no-sex-at-all

Please contact us to take your first steps to get over an emotional affair:

https://londoncouplesclinic.co.uk/contact-us/