emotional affair

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emotional affair

An affair in which two people who are attracted to each other (and at least one of whom is in a committed romantic relationship with someone else) engage in a relationship that is emotionally intimate but not sexually or physically intimate. My husband spends so much time with his best friend from work that I'm worried he's having an emotional affair with her.
See also: affair, emotional
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Manchester: The retirement of any cricketer, or a top flight sportsperson, is always an emotional affair. South Africa's Imran Tahir and J.P.
Baghdatis, who reached a semi-final at the All England Club in 2006, begins his final campaign against Canadian Brayden Schnur on Tuesday and it promises to be an emotional affair.
Ramsey's Emirates farewell was an emotional affair, with the 28-year-oldbreaking down during a presentation on the pitchand in alive TV interviewfollowing the draw against Brighton.
Football came together and Leicester's first home game after the accident - a 0-0 draw with Burnley - was also an emotional affair.
The pictures are proof that the wedding was definitely an emotional affair!
The stadium in 2009 and, right, the rebranded Principality Stadium today SAYING goodbye to the Arms Park in the late 1990s was, for Cardiff, an emotional affair.
Prosecutors showed how King obsessively tracked Kathleen, who struck up an emotional affair via text message and Facebook with a 22-year-old Massachusetts man she met at Army training in Texas earlier that year.
The match was an emotional affair for the team, coming just a day after Hall lost one of their their top players, 26-year-old Dale Clarke, following a yearlong battle against cancer
HOLLYOAKS (Channel 4) AMY'S funeral is an emotional affair - and a lot of the tears are generated by her mum Kathy, who accuses Zoe of trying to seduce Ryan, and calls Ste a murderer.
HOLLYOAKS Channel 4 AMY'S funeral is an emotional affair - and a lot of the tears are generated by her mum Kathy, who accuses Zoe of trying to seduce Ryan, and then calls Ste a murderer in earshot of Leah and Lucas.
One of the reasons their relationship is fractured is because Keller claimed she and Hutchison had an emotional affair. It's something Hutchison vehemently denied when the three appeared on Lifetime's (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3554967/Courtney-Stodden-s-husband-Doug-Hutchison-finally-confronts-mom-Krista-emotional-affair-claims-Mother-Daughter-Experiment.html) "The Mother/Daughter Experiment" in April.
I've only been married for a year, but I've been having an emotional affair and I'm struggling about whether to come clean.
The event will see music played from across Bowie's career, in what is sure to be an emotional affair for all fans.
While I'm glad he hasn't physically cheated, the idea that he's having an emotional affair with her makes me very uncomfortable and upset What can I do ?
One said: "It was an emotional affair, with Dec making sure his dad was at the centre of it.