The Emotional Affair

If you're in a monogamous relationship, what does it mean to connect emotionally, not sexually, with someone besides your partner? Cover Image: Shutterstock

Flirtation? Crush? Emotional Affair? Affair?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.

Why your definition of "just fooling around" matters.

How Faithful Are You, Really?

By Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D.

Beyond sexual fidelity, are you staying totally faithful in your marriage?

In Love with Someone While Committed to Another?

By Mark D. White Ph.D.

Can we truly and fully love two people at once?

Is Chatting Cheating?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.

Some see no difference between real and online affairs. Many others disagree.

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