We all have a deep need for human connection. When we get married, we expect to have our emotional needs met by our spouse. Sometimes, though, past experiences can affect whether or not we can meet someone else’s needs. Just as some find someone outside the marriage to meet physical needs that aren’t being taken care of, some also find others to meet their unmet emotional needs. This is emotional infidelity. An opposite-sex relationship is harmful if it replaces the emotional connection between husband and wife, divides loyalty, flirts with sexual attraction, or causes the spouse to feel threatened. There are many steps a couple can take to protect their marriage, including open communication.

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