Flirty text messages and romantic fantasies involving your ‘so-called friend’ are other warning signs to look out for.

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In the first case Rahul Seth, who was happily married, felt isolated since his wife was very busy with their new born babies (they had twins).

He started chatting online with a woman and before he knew it, he was sharing his innermost thoughts and feelings with her.

He came for counselling because his ‘chat’ friend wanted to meet up and he was confused.

Counselling and therapy made him realise that his relationship with his wife was strained.

It’s this treacherous gamut of emotions that makes you blind, and you fail to see when a casual friendship leads to emotional sex. Dr Parul Tank, consultant psychiatrist, says, “Emotional sex is a friendship that gives you a similar high as romantic love.

It usually happens while chatting online or when you have close friendships with the opposite sex, which may or may not lead to any physical intimacy.” A platonic relationship can lead to emotional sex when we become emotionally dependent on the person, and feel-good brain hormones are released similar to when one thinks about the person we love.” However, before you let your emotions take over, and throw caution to the wind, it’s important to delve further and find out whether these It is easy to get confused when you share a good friendship with someone of the opposite sex.

In the second case, Reema Mohite, who worked in the financial sector and was engaged for a year was grappling with her own issues.

Her fiance got transferred to Chennai and she could not cope with the long-distance relationship.

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