Re: Wife having an emotional affair. How to handle it?
Wanted to post an update as to what's been going on. It was an interesting weekend. I can see myself being tested and tempted, and it's something I can tell I will be battling for awhile.
My family and I had a wedding to go to about 3 hours away for a longtime family friend. One of my best friends for many years was there since it was his twin sister getting married. In any case, a little while after the reception began, I sat down to catch up with my friend, and he introduced me to his sister's former roommate. Since neither of us were really into dancing, as my friend came and went from the dance floor, we conversed at the table for a couple of hours. It was possibly the most intriguing conversation I've had with anyone in at least six months. Not only was I interested in her, she seemed genuinely interested in me.
While I didn't go as far as even exchanging contact info with her, afterward it hit me: I had, at least for a couple of hours, enjoyed the company of a female, and even though I didn't, I was tempted to ask to exchange contact info to keep in touch. Quite honestly, she had a lot of characteristics that reminded me of my wife back when she was sweet, carefree, and full of joy. I was also able to gather from our time spent in conversation that she is a very strong Christian.
In any case, I just wanted to share. I'm not really sure how to handle these sort of situations because I definitely don't want to get caught up in the exact same fog my wife is in right now. I guess you could say that my need for conversation that has been left empty by my wife during her absence was filled for at least a couple of hours. I recognize that this is EXACTLY how affairs start and don't want to go down that road.