When it's a friendship, they may know some things or may have grown up in the same neighborhood, but you don't share all of you with them. When it's crossed the line into an emotional affair, you share intimately the things that you should be sharing with your partner.
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7. Do you share details of your relationship--especially its troubles--with your "friend"?
When it is a friendship, there may be times to get some encouragement or support, but details are best shared directly with your partner and you seek your primary connection in your relationship! When it's crossed the line into an emotional affair, you share complaints about your relationship with your "friend" instead of with your partner, seeking primary emotional support from outside the relationship!
8. Would you effortlessly set your "friend" up with one of your other friends?
Do you feel happy when you see your "friend" go on dates? When it is a friendship, you don't feel joined with the friend, so of course you'd set them up with someone who will treat them well and make them happy! When it's crossed the line into an emotional affair, you would feel jealous if someone else went out with your "friend" because deep down, you sort of want them to yourself!
9. Do you smile when you think about your "friend" getting married...to someone else?
When it's a friendship, you'd think, "I want to be best man/maid of honor! Heck yeah!" When it's crossed the line into an emotional affair, you feel angry, frustrated or sullen at the thought of losing them to someone else. Ways To Let Go Of An Emotional Affair.
10. You love your "friend" and you can do anything for them, but one thing you cannot do.. you cannot imagine having sex with them! At the very least, if you close your eyes and imagine having sex with your "friend"...you don't get turned on--you laugh!
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When it's a friendship, you may feel protective, silly and like you can totally be you in a safe place and be accepted even though you're weird--but thinking of sex makes you laugh and say "Yeah good one!" When it's crossed the line into an emotional affair, you not only can imagine it but refer to question #2-=you daydream about it during the day and dream about it at night! If you are honest with yourself and answer these questions and realize you may be crossing the line into an emotional affair--IT'S NOT TOO LATE! You can choose to stop and rebuild the love in your relationship. To rekindle the flame of love, just contact us!