Typically, an affair is considered a betrayal of trust. It has the ability to cause significant distress
in relationships and there are many reasons why people cheat on their partners.
Affairs are commonly referred to as "adultery" among married couples and "infidelity" among common-law spouses and committed partners.
An affair can go by other names as well, depending on the type of affair involved. What's important to remember is that your definition of an affair is what matters most.
Every person and every relationship is unique, and some couples may differ in the way they view this subject.
The following are the types of affair our team deals in:
Affairs may be romantic, which is also referred to as "an affair of the heart". These are sometimes in the form of sexual liaisons among unwed or wedded parties, though that is not always the case. It may also be considered some form or another of non-monogamy.
A casual affair is a physical and often emotional affair between two people who may engage in sexual relations. However, they often do so without the expectation of a more formalized romantic relationship.
A platonic relationship may be called a romantic affair as well. Termed emotional affair,
it is one that lacks sexual intimacy but has intense or enduring emotional intimacy.
Emotional affairs can easily evolve into sexual affairs and be just as threatening to the primary relationship. Even when this type of an affair doesn't cross the line by becoming physical, the impact can be just as detrimental to a marriage, since the intimacy involved in emotional affairs can often have a degree of intensity that's deeper than a sexual affair.
An online affair, or cyber affair, is one that occurs online. It may be anonymous;
between individuals who may know basic information about one another, like their names,
but have never met; or with someone the person knows in real life.
Quite often, a cyber affair has emotional and/or sexual undertones. This affair is carried out via chat, webcam, email, text, and other forms of communication.
The partners involved in a cyber affair may never meet in person, but the emotional connection and sensual nature of the affair can strain the committed relationships one or both participants are in.