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Whats worse an emotional affair or a physical affair?

I believe an emotional affair is a lot worse then a physical affair. When you're dealing with someone emotions it's very hard to just turn off feelings on the other hand it's a lot easier to say no to sex.

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Asked by Eisleysmommy27 at 1:10 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Relationships

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  • I don't believe in "emotional affairs" it's not an affair unless he's actually having sex and hiding it. So I have to say physical. I don't have an issue if he want's to have extramarital sex, I just want to know about it. To me there is nothing worse than a marriage w/o trust.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • They are both bad, but physical implies a lot more.

    Answer by older at 1:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Neither is worse, they are both affairs.

    Answer by yesmaam at 1:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I think emotional affair is worse... you can get over the sex will take time to get over that emotion

    Answer by MumNeedsFriends at 1:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I agree with Sabrina.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Well at least an emotional affair won't bring me home an STD! ....still both are bad.

    Answer by Kword at 1:14 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Emotional affairs. I've been through both...well, with boufriends, not my Hubby. And emotional tops the chart.
    Just like I'd rather be physically beaten than emotionally beaten any day.

    Answer by mlmkjw at 1:17 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • men will stick their weenie into anything with a pulse but for them to actually get emotionally involved is a completly different animal. i can forgive my hubby a one-night stand but not an ongoing ,emotional affair.

    Answer by lillie70 at 1:30 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • This is a great question.. im actually sitting here trying to decide..I think my final conclusion is they are both equally destructive. Everyone that says emotional is harder to let go they are so right. But the betrayal of a physical affair would be hard to deal with too.. sheesh..

    Answer by MommaB30 at 1:33 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • i'd have to go with physical in my instance. i've never knowingly been cheated on either way (i hear rumors about my ex's antics now), but the thought of a physical affair seems so much sneakier and thought out. he has to make time to pursue someone else.

    Answer by MsSelfDestruct at 2:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

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