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Old 09-06-2011, 03:11 AM
Wiseacre Wiseacre is offline
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Default emotional affairs

What's the definition of emotional affair?

My coworker said something about a friend of hers discovering her husband having an emotional affair around the same time as my GF and I were struggling with some pretty heavy-duty discussions over my non-sexual involvement with someone else.

I remember something from Sex at Dawn (awesome book!) about a study of emotional vs physical affairs, and how most women answered they would be more bothered by an emotional affair, while men generally answered they'd be more upset over a physical one. The study, of course, didn't give them an option to choose they'd be equally upset, if I remember correctly.

It makes me wonder what constitutes an emotional affair, not only in the poly community, but society in general.

What do you feel the standard is? How do you differ from that (if you do)?
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