Avoiding the Relationship
When someone is having an emotional affair, they might avoid their relationship altogether. They might not be putting in the efforts that they once did and avoid responsibilities in their relationship. People who are having an emotional affair might also physically avoid or ignore their relationship partners altogether.
A big part of many relationships is intimacy. However, when someone is having an emotional affair, they might avoid intimacy with the partner they are in a relationship with. This avoidance of intimacy can happen in any aspect of the relationship, from avoiding conversations, conflicts, closeness to their partner, and physical contact.
Avoiding the Truth
One sign that your partner is having an emotional affair is if they are avoiding the truth. While your partner might not outright lie to you, they may say things like they are just friends with their affair partner or that they don’t understand the issues you might have with their emotional relationship with someone else.
In these instances, your partners might not intentionally be lying to you, but they may be lying to themselves about the nature of their emotional affair.