You Don’t Need To Have Sex To Cheat On Your Partner

Are you committing infidelity without realizing it?

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I used to believe that having sex with another person was the only way to cheat on your partner.

Right? But by definition, cheating is merely the act of being unfaithful & dishonest towards your lover.

Whether it’s through lies, deception, or anything else, cheating is incredibly prevalent throughout the modern world. But there’s one major problem: most people don’t even know they’re doing it.

Which is why now is the perfect time to discover the various types of cheating, and how you can avoid them in a relationship.

Whenever you find your partner (or yourself) bumping up against one, use these points as a reminder of how to correct course, and remain faithful to your partner.

Emotional Infidelity.

In a world where we can communicate with anyone on the planet in a matter of seconds, it’s no surprise that people in a relationship are more frequently becoming emotionally intimate with others.

For example, you might choose to delete messages from another person to ensure that your spouse doesn’t find out how intimately close you are with other people.

Don’t get me wrong: it’s pretty normal to be attracted to other people while in a relationship. However, issues arise when you’re using your current partner as a placeholder until you can find someone else to be in a relationship with.

Financial Infidelity.

If you’re hiding cash or going over your credit limit, without the knowledge of your partner, there’s a good chance that you could be committing financial infidelity.

I’ve found myself on the receiving end of this several times when my partner was secretly going over her credit limit to buy items she couldn’t afford. Needless to say, that relationship didn’t last long.

Although being honest about each other’s financial situation may be uncomfortable, it certainly helps to prevent unwanted discussions about spending habits from happening in the future.

Online Infidelity.

You don’t need to be physically intimate with another person to cheat on your partner. After all, research shows that online infidelity can be equally as harmful as walking in your partner having sex with someone else.

I’ve found that setting boundaries with your partner is a great way to come to an agreement over the type of connection that’s appropriate when meeting new people over the internet.

For example, you might suggest that the use of dating apps is forbidden while in a relationship with each other.

It’s important to remember that setting boundaries won’t automatically prevent your partner from committing infidelity. However, it will undoubtedly give you peace of mind that they’re making an effort to remain faithful.

So instead of overthinking the concept of cheating, I believe a better strategy is laying out a few rules, and trusting that my partner will remain true to her word. Marcus Aurelius said it best:

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

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