Is Emotional Intimacy With Someone Else, Despite Being In A Committed Relationship, Cheating?
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Team meetings are boring, and no one else can deny it! But at The Brunette Diaries, our team meetings seem more fun, as we happen to deviate from our discussions, end up gossiping, and playing board games at a stretch. Fun, right?
But to get the entire week straight, we need hard-hitting topics to put out in front of our readers. After dissecting movies watched during the weekend, we finally settled on discussing the topics raised by Radhika Apte's story from Netflix' Lust Stories. If you are yet to watch this one, please do!
Radhika Apte was seen sharing hell lot of monologues in her story, which was actually an eye-opener. In one of her recitations, what hit my heart was 'is emotional intimacy with someone else, despite being in a committed relationship cheating?' Twisted, no?
This time, we are not talking about engaging in a physical activity, but emotions. In the world of no-strings-attached, a lot of people prefer having one-night stands or casual relationships, and not giving yourself entirely to just one person. Maybe that kind of love and commitment is scarier than the friends with benefits. Well, to each his own! In here, we are not to discussing the rights and wrongs in a relationship as a whole, but to think deeply about the emotional intimacy we share with someone else who is not our life partner.
A lot of times shit happens, and we humans have excelled making things more complicated than they ever existed. Many times, a lot of people who are truly, madly, deeply in love with one person, end up finding the mental peace and solace in someone else's side. This time, we are not talking about finding solace in someone's arms or so, but talking about the harmony one finds in a friend, who is a mere emotional attachment. So, if someone finds such a person, is that really cheating on your partner?
The soulmate can be the right kind of a partner, but if circumstances change, and we find the same emotional connection with someone else who the partner is not aware of, will that be cheating?
Everything is going all perfect as planned. The person is perfect, the situations are perfect, the sex is amazing, but if the kind of emotional intimacy asked lacks, and to attain that level of affinity, we end up searching for someone else. What will that be called?
The person with whom we share the emotional warmth becomes the third-man, will that be cheating?
Just thinking out loud! this might not give me all the answers, but what is cheating to you? Share your views in the comments below.