6 Signs That You Are Having An Emotional Affair

3. You want to share your news with someone else

When you share your good news with someone besides the person you are dating first, this means that you have let someone else into your life in an intimate way. If you text the person you met online three months ago, and have texted with daily ever since, that you got into grad school before you tell your partner, this is a sign you’re investing your time into telling someone else about your dreams, future goals, and life.

4. You dress to impress someone at work

Emotional affairs can happen offline as well as online. If you suddenly take more time when getting ready for work, shop for a few new outfits, or slap on a little more lipstick because you want someone at work to notice you, this could be the beginning of an emotional affair. You are attempting to get someone else’s attention so that they might talk to you. If you need attention from someone, try using the same techniques to get your partner’s attention.

5. You’re jealous your friend is dating someone new

If someone you’ve become friends with begins dating someone new and you find yourself overwhelmed with jealousy, it’s possible you’ve gotten too emotionally attached to this person. You are in the midst of an emotional affair if you cry yourself to sleep over them being with someone new even though you have a partner of your own.

6. You lie about having a partner