When a romantic affair lacks both overt and covert sexual behavior and yet exhibits intense or enduring emotional intimacy it may be referred to as an emotional affair, platonic love, or a romantic friendship.
An extramarital affair that continues in one form or another for years, even as one of the partners to that affair passes through marriage, divorce and remarriage, could be considered the primary relationship and the marriages secondary to it.
Even to hide one affair requires a degree of skill or malicious gaslighting. Deception can be defined as the "covert manipulation of perception to alter thoughts, feelings, or beliefs".
The presence of deception may indicate the degree to which the deceiver has breached fundamental conditions of fidelity, of reciprocal vulnerability and of transparency.
Nayantara fell in love with her co-actor Simbu aka Silambarasan Rajendar, while shooting for her Tamil film Vallavan.
But in November 2006, she confirmed that she and Simbu had broken up, going on to add that she will not work with him again.
However, statistics typically point to more married men than married women who have affairs…as much as 60 percent! Men and women often have different reasons for jumping into an affair. Most affairs are handled in secret, unless of course a couple has reached an arrangement or agreement with each other as to other relationships. For some, the expectations are simple-a little fun without the hassle of a commitment.She says that she is in love with a person and she will reveal his name when the right time comes.The rumours about Asin's love affair with Neil Nithin Mukesh started doing rounds after they were spotted dinning at a hotel in Mumbai, but later, they denied the reports stating they were just friends.This shift in romantic expectations is an encouraging indication that alternative relationships may just become the […] Quiz: Should You Be in an Open Relationship?First comes love, then comes marriage then comes…polyamory?My boyfriend doesn't know I am cheating on him. My girlfriend/wife doesn't know I like to have sex with men. I'm embarrassed of who I am, and I don't want my neighbors to find out I'm gay."Looking for NSA fun. Can't host.""We can meet for sex, but you have to be discreet.If you see me in public, walk on the other side of the street.""I'm a very private person, so when we meet for sex we have to be discreet.This may be serial polygamy or other forms of nonmonogamy.The ability to pursue serial and clandestine extramarital affairs while safeguarding othe secrets and conflict of interest inherent in the practice, requires skill in deception and duplicitous negotiation.Affair may also describe part of an agreement within an open marriage or open relationship, such as Swinging, dating, or polyamory, in which some forms of sex with one's non-primary partner(s) are permitted and other forms are not.Participants in open relationships, including unmarried couples and polyamorous families, may consider sanctioned affairs the norm, but when a non-sanctioned affair occurs, it is described as infidelity and may be experienced as adultery, or a betrayal both of trust and integrity, even though to most people it would not be considered "illicit".