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what is an 'emotional affair'?

(10 Posts)
BBBee Thu 14-Aug-08 21:45:31

is it an affair without sex?

are they computer based?

I cannot imagine how those circumstances would arise.

Dior Thu 14-Aug-08 21:46:10

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morningpaper Thu 14-Aug-08 21:46:52

yah it's like the start of a relationship but without starting it

It is highly controversial

morningpaper Thu 14-Aug-08 21:47:17


Cashncarry Thu 14-Aug-08 21:47:48

What Dior said!

I think the whole "affair" thing is a spectrum to be honest. Can be as harmless as flirting stretching to as harmful as a ten year "double life".

Bubble99 Thu 14-Aug-08 21:48:05

No norks, I guess?

Cashncarry Thu 14-Aug-08 21:49:37

cross posts with mp - shock can't believe there's a wikipedia entry!

OrmIrian Thu 14-Aug-08 21:50:29

It's a stupid term really I suppose. An 'unemotional' affair would be a very odd thing indeed. Could just call it a non-physical affair.

Bubble99 Thu 14-Aug-08 21:52:10

Must be draining.

The feeling of anticipation must hurt.

GrinningGorilla Thu 14-Aug-08 21:53:03

It's where you get emotionally tied up with someone other than your dearly beloved.
To be honest IMO anything on the affair "spectrum" is harmful because it shows your subconcious intent to go elsewhere.

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