What do you guys think?
Emotional cheating, ego boosting or something else?
An old girlfriend/ex-wife/gal-pal is constantly emailing or texting you just to stay in touch. Sheâ€™s told you in the past that she is unhappy with her current relationship, so you are flattered that she wants to lean on the â€œconnectionâ€ the two of you once had. You even enjoy hearing from her. (You get the feeling she might take it further if you would.)
But you wouldnâ€™t!! You are totally committed to and happy with your current relationship. Even so, the attention is nice and at times you still think about *her* and wonder, â€œWhat ifâ€¦?â€Â
1)Â Â Â Â Â Write back to her and continue to engage in *harmless* chatting?
2)Â Â Â Â Â Ignore her attempts to stay in touch?
3)Â Â Â Â Â Delete or block her email/phone number?
4)Â Â Â Â Â Ask her to stop contacting you?
5)Â Â Â Â Â Invite her to go out with you and your spouse/partner?
Â I expect to hear lots of â€œIt dependsâ€¦â€ on this one. Iâ€™m curious what those qualifiers would be.
Â Ladiesâ€” substitute boyfriend/ex and all the appropriate pronouns above and share your thoughts.