So your spouse may not be having sex with someone else, but they're spending a whole heck of a lot of time “just” talking, emailing and texting! You may ask “does that count as an affair”? Absolutely! An emotional affair, which is a close, intimate, emotional attachment is still considered an affair—an affair of the heart. And there are telling signs that an emotional affair … [Read more...]
5 Signs You Are Emotionally Cheating
When two people are in love, they don't flippantly make a decision to cheat. Whether physical or emotional, stepping outside of a relationship to get your needs met is usually a gradual process. Sometimes, it catches the cheating partner unaware because it is a feeling that gradually progresses over the duration of a relationship. But, just as much as there are signs you are … [Read more...]
Ask Dr. Buckingham: I Messed Up, but How Can I Get My Wife Back?
Hello Dr. Buckingham, I have been married for 7 years to a wonderful woman and we have 4 children. One child is in college, one in high school and the youngest children are 5 and 4 years old. I never was good at talking much and always kept things inside. I know my wife loves me, but I don't think that she is in love with me anymore. We had a good marriage, but I let myself … [Read more...]
4 Ways Married People Should Handle “Old Flames”
By Phil Stevens, A few weeks ago we shared part one of ‘Flattered’ by Marriage Pressure Points and we left you hanging, intentionally. A young wife/mother had seemingly made a decision to have lunch with a steamy old flame. We left you with a scene of her watching her very angry husband pace back and forth. What would you have done in her shoes? Checkout the full version … [Read more...]
Video: Married and Looking Up Old Flames? Think Twice!
Most people do not reach out to old flames looking for an affair – but yet this is often what happens. Old flames have a special place in our hearts. Reconnecting with them stirs up powerful and deep emotions related to desire, nostalgia and regret. Here’s the growing issue: Many of us are approaching middle age and/or in a bland marriage with an average level of happiness. … [Read more...]