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What's the difference between cheating (on a SO/DH/etc) and having an affair?
I know this post has probably been done before but I'm curious what people think. Also a girl I went to high school with made a post saying her DH cheated.

For me I feel like cheating is more geared towards when you're not married vs. When you're married and one spouse cheats its called having an affair.

What do you ladies think?
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by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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Anryan
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM

to me Cheating is sex only with the other partner not aware/consenting.

to me an Affair is an emotional and sexual relationship, again with the other partner unaware or non consenting.

MamaSince2005
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:28 AM

i think the same way. it's called cheating when you're not married. It's called having an affair when you are already married.

ibelieveinpink
by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM
This


Quoting The_Doodle:

I consider cheating as casual sexual encounter. An affair is a long term thing.


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arthistmom
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Both are infidelity, regardless of marital status. And whatever one chooses to call it, it's a physical/emotional relationship with someone else.
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Charweba
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM

 I agree

Quoting nicole2884:

cheating = one time occurrence

affair= emotional or physical relationship that spans a period of time

 

Maevelyn
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

affairs are on going and cheating is brief and unemotional on either side. 

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM

sounds about right

Quoting The_Doodle:

I consider cheating as casual sexual encounter. An affair is a long term thing.


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