Micro-Cheating is a term used for people who seek attention outside of their relationship and keep it secret from their partner. Examples of this could be secretly talking to an ex boyfriend or girlfriend, flirting as if you are still single even though no sex is involved and saving someone under a fake name in your phone or lying about the status of your relationship to others.
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- YES Cheating is cheatingVote C
- NO Everybody has secretsVote D
Most Helpful Girl
If your truly happy in your relationship there's no reason to hide these things. My hubby has a VERY flirtatious personality and I'm fine with that. He has lots of female contacts from his past on Facebook, most I've never meet. Could be his exs, I don't know or care. Also in his phone contacts. This is where trust comes in.
What he doesn't do is spend time texting other women or hiding numbers under false names. If he's spending that time connecting with someone else over you, there's a problem somewhere.2
Most Helpful Guy
Everyone has 'friends' of various types from before the one they are with now. I keep in contact with many past 'casual partners' or friends with benefits, and they were a significant part of my life, before.
Now that I am with another, should I just forget those, and ignore them, because she is unsure? If she is unsure, and cannot accept my honest statement that they were past, and she is now, then she goes to past!
What idiot imagines that a person will cut all ties with past relations, when they ended well, as friends, and were friends in the relationship?
Those preceded her, and who is she, that I should just forget them?
It's not like there is anything physical, and they are in new relations with others, as well. If she is SOOOO insecure, that I maintain FRIENDLY email connections with past friends, then she isn't the one for me.1
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