Obviously, there are many matters that should be kept strictly within a marriage, or partnership.
Other than this principle, the idea of emotional infidelity is real enough, but somewhat confused in its formulation. Friendships with high levels of emotional intimacy, particularly I would venture among women, are held in high regard as a valuable resource.
Many women would probably Friend searching married looking for affair consider it a betrayal to occasionally discuss otherwise private matters with close female friends and would not consider it a Sapphic form of emotional infidelity. Does it make a difference if you share secrets with a man or a woman? Does emotional infidelity always happen across genders in a heterosexual relationship?Easy Going And Good Looking Here
If it is with a person of the same sex, is that just deep friendship? You certainly owe your partner emotional loyalty, but I do not know precisely how this is defined.
There is no hard and fast rule, and I usually play it on a case-by-case basis. And I do not know under what circumstances the rule, if it is a rule, should Friend searching married looking for affair broken.
The real question is, why would you want to share intimate secrets with friends, of either sex, to someone outside of marriage or partnership? loooking
We all need emotional release just as we need physical release. Is using a third party for your emotional release a breach of trust or a reasonable response to a clogged-up emotional outlet?
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