"If you’re able to recover, no matter what side you’re on, it will take much longer than a simple physical affair," a 46-year-old man said.
The behavior is also known as "backburnering."
Marriage therapists say these are pretty widespread.
Your issues with your dad and your disappointment in your marriage, as well as your feelings of life passing you by, are all making you primed for this attraction to blossom into a full-blown obsession.
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You may not even realize you're guilty of these.
1. Be Honest With Each Other: It's not the crush that's dangerous... its keeping it a secret. When you're open and honest
Are you guilty?
If you're suffering in your relationship and feeling lonely, you may be tempted to reach out to someone outside of your marriage -- with or without the intention of having an affair.
My husband is having an emotional affair. There, I've said it. Actually, if we're being perfectly honest, it's three emotional affairs and they're all with cooking show honeys. I'll refer to them as the Southern Sweetie, the Pioneer Person and the Italian Temptress.