Emotional connections– established with someone by sharing inner worlds, confiding hopes, dream and disappointments and supporting each other’s goals. It works two ways; it’s not a connection unless it’s mutual.
When loved ones are unhappy they tend to reach out to others for what is missing in their relationship. Some people reach out for sex, but relationships are not built sex alone. I can tell you now; sex is NOT as hurtful as an emotional connection.
If emotions are missing in your relationship you need to reach out to the only one who can help you. YOUR PARTNER! Emotional cheating is a failure to many relationships and hurts both parties involved.
How do I start this conversation with my partner?
These types of conversations are never easy to have and some may feel like a nag/punk for even bring it up. The solution is simple: if you don’t acknowledge the situation it could never be resolved.
Ladies: Men like to hear the facts they don’t want to hear too much about your feelings. Give it to them straight.
- “Baby you’re slacking on your job”
- “Baby we need to fix this, because this is not working
Gentlemen: Women are in the middle, they don’t want to hear your sob stories and they don’t want you to smack them with the truth. Women need an approach with details that connects them to a memory.
- “Baby remember when you would text me good morning? I miss those”
- “Baby you use to write me love letters, what happened?”
Always remember it is NEVER ok to start speaking to someone outside of your relationship about issues in your relationship.