How to End an Emotional Affair

Infidelity usually starts off with simple things like exchanging phone numbers and emails or with just a smile. Soon, it develops into friendship and leads to something more deeper called an emotional affair. Sometimes, it affects your nerves and leaves you confused and trapped. If you find yourself in these situations, you may be having a hard time trying to break it off and move forward. So, check out the following few tips to end an emotional affair.

Break it off:

Be clear that you don’t want to continue with the betrayal. If you have been contacting each other religiously through phone, instant messages or emails, cut off from all these things. If your emotional affair is with your co-worker, try to keep yourself away from him/her as much as possible. Stop going for tea or lunch together with him/her. Try as much as possible to communicate with the person through professional emails in case of your office works.

Tell your partner:

No matter how hard it may be, it’s always better to be honest and tell the truth. Or else, your partner may find other steps to restore your relationship with him/her. So, talk to your partner and make him/her clear that this relationship will never lead to any healthy relationship in the future.

Take responsibility:

No matter what it may be, never blame your partner. Admit the fact that you have taken the risk of your actions and give a heartfelt apology. At the same time, be very firm about your decision and let him/her understand that you have taken the right decision.

Understand why you strayed:

To break it off, you should have a clear picture of why you need to end this affair. Also, understand why you went ahead with this affair in the first place. Is it because you are bored with your husband/wife, or is it because you are feeling insecure? What ever it may be, identify the reason why you got into this affair, so that you do not repeat the same mistake.

Allow time to heal:

Remember whether it’s a normal relationship breakup or ending an affair, there is no easy solution. So, don’t get frustrated and take any hasty decision just to get rid of it.

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