7 types of affairs you are having outside your relationship that are harmful

Any type of affair is likely to harm your marriage or relationship deeply.

Affairs are harmful

The term 'affair' literally means a romantic or sexual relationship that takes place outside of a committed relationship. It is generally about betrayal or deceit.

Affairs are inherently personal. They complicate committed relationships and bring with them many emotions,

There are several forms of affairs and they can have varying degrees of emotional involvement.

Common types of affairs include the following:

  • Emotional affair

An emotional affair is when one partner develops a deep emotional connection with someone outside of the relationship. This may include sharing personal information, confiding in each other, and seeking comfort and support.

  • Sexual affair

A sexual affair involves physical intimacy with someone outside of the relationship. This can include one-night stands or ongoing sexual relationships.

  • Cyber affair

A cyber affair is a type of affair that takes place online. This can include flirting, sexting, and having sexual conversations with someone through text messages, social media, or dating apps.

  • Revenge affair

A revenge affair is when one partner cheats in response to being cheated on or to get back at their partner for some other perceived wrong.

  • Serial affair

A serial affair is when someone repeatedly engages in affairs, often with multiple partners. This can signify a deeper psychological issue or a lack of commitment to any one relationship.

  • Midlife crisis affair

A midlife crisis affair is when someone feels the need to reassess their life choices and turns to an affair as a way to escape their problems or feel younger and more alive.

  • Opportunistic affair

An opportunistic affair is when one of the partners takes advantage of a situation to have an affair. This can happen when a person is in a vulnerable state, such as when they are travelling for work, going through a divorce, or dealing with a recent breakup.


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