A problem with the label "emotional affair" is that this label can be used to block any attempt to get some emotional satisfaction . People do not have to be alone together to get emotional satisfaction . They can talk in a well-lighted restaurant . A lonely wife can have intimate conversations with a warm male therapist ; if they do not touch each other , is it wrong ? Is physical sex necessary for emotional satisfaction ?
1. Margaret Cho + Al Ridenour: Cho and her husband had an open marriage for over a decade. An admitted bisexual, the arrangement seemed to work for them ... until they split.