Friday, November 4, 2011

Emotional Fidelity

Everyone knows that having an affair is morally wrong and hurtful to their spouse. However, there are many who do not protect themselves from emotional affairs. Making an emotional connection with someone can be easier than one thinks. Once you become emotionally attached, you are more likely to give yourself sexually to this person. This can be very dangerous and hard to avoid if you don't look out for it. For example, coworkers of the opposite sex may have to spend time alone together to get a work project done, or ride in a car together. However impossible it seems to avoid doing things together with the opposite sex that isn't your spouse, try to avoid it as much as possible. Where there's a will, there's a way! In class, we discussed how it is so important to keep private subjects between husband and wife. If some vents to a coworker, they may receive validation, which, in return, can form emotional attachments. You could then be wondering why your spouse isn't more like so-and-so. This is the reason for so many affairs -- emotional attachment. We also discussed how important it is to put boundaries on friendships when you start to date someone seriously. Your spouse should be the most important person to you, they are your best friend. This is why your best buddy when you were single no longer receives the attention that should be allotted to your spouse. It is so important to respect your spouse and any problems they may have concerning the opposite sex.

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