The answer to this question is…”I guess so”. To some people this is a very serious problem while to others it sounds like everyday life. How is someone supposed to know if they or their partner has been Micro-Cheating? And, is this really something you should even worry about? Well that depends on if your partner thinks and feels about that particular situation. Because if it matters to them, it could be the end of your relationship if you don’t take it serious when brought to your attention.
So what is Micro-Cheating anyways? It is explained by Melanie Schilling, a dating expert, it’s “a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside their relationship.”
So basically, things like keeping secrets with someone you find attractive outside the relationship. Or if you have a friend you find attractive and keep the relationship hidden from your partner and actually try to hide how you truly feel for this other person.
Whenever a person actively hides the fact that they have any interaction with someone they are not in a relationship with probably has a few issues that needs addressed.
Simply put, if you or your partner must receive praise and or validation in an amount that seams unhealthy from someone who is not in the relationship could be considered Micro-Cheating. But how are you supposed to know when to be curious or when to be furious?
Some easy to spot signs that your partner may be Micro-Cheating are:
• Following a lot of hot girls/boys on social media a little to close for comfort. Possibly knowing more then they should just by looking at pictures.
• If they send raunchy or provocative material such as articles involving sex or working in porn.
• When your partner chooses to share their good news with someone they find attractive instead of you first.