Micro-cheating refers to a set of behaviors that flirts with the line between faithfulness and unfaithfulness.
Micro cheatings -sexting, tinder swiping, frequent social media communication- seem innocent as action, but in their core, they’re not.
A professor of communication and couples therapist say so many things about it. For instance, micro-cheating behaviors might not be cause for concern; it’s only when they start to cross a line — either emotionally or physically — that trouble arises. It might be a quick ego boost. But be careful because it can be a slippery slope. What may start as a harmless text conversation or office friendship can morph into something more, intentionally or not.
What to do about it? Communication. Couples should ideally discuss relationship boundaries before they become an issue. They need to let them know what’s okay and what’s not. Ideas change. New things come up. It’s an evolution. And analyze the reason of your cheating. Can you add that kind of dynamic into your relationship?
I don’t care if it’s micro or not. It’s cheating anyway.
P.S : Thanks for the article Oğuzcan.