When you've been with your significant other for a while, it's natural to feel like things have plateaued. And if you're not dedicated and focused to getting things back on track, you may try to ease the pain by seeking comfort from someone else. Though many people don't realize it, cheating on your spouse is more than just a physical thing. Because of this, it's easy to glance over the signs you're having an emotional affair.
When I was in college, I was one of those people. I had been in an inconsistent relationship with my high school boyfriend and, because I felt like he wasn't giving me what I needed emotionally, I unintentionally sought solace in someone else. Although I tried to deny the feelings I had for this other person and even tried to convince myself that it wasn't cheating, I eventually had to be honest with myself and realize that I was wrong. Regardless of what my ex wasn't giving me, nothing can ever be solved by playing tit for tat.
So, if you've ever been in a situation where you've questioned whether or not your emotional relationship with someone was harmless, these 13 signs will help you uncover the answer.