Over the weekend my friend and I were watching a movie where the woman was emotionally cheating on her husband with another man. In the course of the movie her husband found out and compared her infidelity to physical cheating. At the end of the movie my friend said that she felt the husband’s feelings towards the situation was an overreaction because nothing physical happened between his wife and the other man. Can emotional and physical cheating really be seen as one in the same?
To give a brief definition to emotional cheating it’s when one shares deep personal feelings, times, and maybe flirts with someone outside of their relationship. The whole purpose of being in a relationship is to give yourself as a whole to the other person, meaning giving your thoughts and feelings. If someone out there knows a person better than their significant other, it’s safe to say that the relationship isn’t built on a stable foundation. Though there is not anything physical going on between the two people involved, letting someone in on emotions that are not being shared with a spouse or significant other will start to damage a relationship.
Giving away a part of one’s heart is as important as giving away ones body. They are both protected by many people and it’s given to only a few people. Emotional and physical cheating may be seen as one in the same to many people, but it’s all depends on who is involved when the situation occurs. No matter what type of cheating it is, when it comes to being away from the other person in the relationship, no one wins.