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On The Couch

Your Emotional Affair Was a Fantasy, But the Breakup Still Hurts

When the reality of your relationship lives in your head

Image by Jason Goodman on Unsplash

I was working with a man who’d just ended a two-year emotional affair.

His emotional “affairee” (my word for person-you-were-with-but-not-really-with) had moved away and they’d agreed to cut all ties.

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Karen Nimmo

Clinical psychologist, writer. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for everyday life. karen@onthecouch.co.nz