8 types of extramarital affairs & what they mean

8 types of extramarital affairs & what they mean

8 types of extramarital affairs & what they mean

We are well aware of extramarital affairs that married people have but did you know that there are 8 kinds of such affairs?

There is a meaning and motive behind each of them too. Scroll down to know more about these 8 kinds of affairs.

Emotional affair

It could start as a special relationship with someone and that bond or friendship becomes something more. An emotional affair is generally something that happens at work with colleagues you work with, spend most of your time with, according to a survey by Simply Hired. These affairs may or may not be sexual in nature, they are all about being emotionally there.

Romantic affairs with attachment

Such affairs come into the picture when there is someone else besides the spouse. When there is an intense attraction to another person so much so that you start believing that you are in love with them and that you can no longer control yourself, it means you are in a romantic affair.

The accidental one night stand

We all know that there are no such things called accidents in our emotional journeys. No affair can be accidental. It happens because you want to and you are giving into your feelings. The lines “Heat of the moment”, “It just happened”, “I was feeling vulnerable” and”I was drunk” come into the picture, are a part of the backdrop of an “accidental” affair. In this kind of an affair, the partner who is having an affair, is generally married and wants to stay in it too but wants a temporary change. In such affairs, there is no emotional attachment.

The love addict affair

Love addicts feel a lack of love in their current married life and they believe that they are married to the wrong person. It feels like an eternal relationship for “the one”. This is more like a compulsion or even an obsession where one person is more about the relationship and not the physical interaction. The affair such people have could be sexual and emotional.

The repeat offender sex addict affair

If a person is jumping from a relationship to another one just for sex, such a person is basically a sex addict and there is no emotional attachment. Such people never find fulfillment in any relationship and if married, they are for sure cheating on them.

The revenge affair

This is amongst the most dangerous sorts of affair and those who do get into it just want to make someone else insecure. They want to prove to the third person that they are desired by others.

The cyber affair

This is more like the modern kind of affair where cheaters make believe, act like someone else, be what and who they want to be because no one can see them. The fact that they can be anonymous and have fun, gives a boost to such people and they could get emotional, sexual, be obscene etc.

The exit strategy affair

This type of an affair happens when you want to exit a marriage or a commitment and they have an affair so that they are caught and their partner leaves them.

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