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    Is an emotional affair a breach of catholic marriage vows


    It’s hard to tell over the computer how deep an emotional affair may be. Because it can lead to something physical, be it with the other person, or to masturbation when one dwells on the emotional confusion it puts one in danger of sin. It can also cause one to disregard and alienate one’s spouse, which can also lead to difficulties and sinful behavior toward one’s spouse.

    If there is temptation to sin, it is best to avoid it.

    While these are general statements about the issue, anyone who has engaged in them, or is afraid that one is developing should seek the advise of a priest in the confessional.


    I agree that you should consut with a priest with more specificity.

    However, you used two words here that jumped out — “affair” and “vows.” I think you already suspect the answer, and without condemnation, I read that the individual sounds quite involved in this emotional attachment.

    I think he (you?) may be venturing down a dangerous path. The attention you give to this emotional affair will detract from your marriage no matter how much you think it will not. I do not believe it will stay the same. It will either progress or the two individuals will move on — but it will not remain static.

    We will meet many “soulmates” during the course of our lives — people and relatives who just seem to “fit.” However, in using the term “affair”, I read that the individual is quite involved in this emotional attachment, possibly to the detriment of his marital vows. JMHO.

    "peter01":3gq8n1tw wrote:
    Is an emotional affair a breach of catholic marriage vows[/quote:3gq8n1tw]
    Hi Peter,

    Yes, Emotional relationship is a bond of intimacy.
    , you’re probably sharing things with whom you ought to be sharing with your spouse.

    There are more ways to be cheating than sexual.

    If you have you have to ask the question? Than you probably see it yourself. How is it said, most people know the answer before they the question.

    1} an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced,

    3} any agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.

    God bless,


    Can you remain with your spouse if one of you have an emotional affair. Is this a form of adultery?

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