"He's my type," she repeated, suddenly aware of what she'd said and how she'd said it. Often, people who become involved in emotional affairs feel something is lacking at home.
“Ultimately it ends painfully one way or another: Your marriage ends, or you’ve got to give this person up.” René’s marriage eventually ended in divorce, but this doesn’t have to happen to you.
“If they don’t, it’s easy enough to say to yourself that you’re not doing anything wrong.” The problem, she says, is the attachment to this other person impacts the marriage.
Gail Saltz, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell School of Medicine, says “probably.” “Many of these emotional affairs do move into a sexual affair,” Saltz says.
A healthy mourning process is typically thought to include recognizing and verbalizing the meaning of a loss and its associated feelings.