Although being unfaithful by physically cheating is one of the most obvious relationship-breakers and trust-breakers, that doesn’t always have to be the case.

There are things that don’t include getting into bed with somebody else which can just as easily gamble away someone’s trust and ultimately ruin a relationship.

Check them out:

Emotional Cheating

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Emotional cheating is just as damaging as physical cheating, if not even more.

When someone engages in an emotional affair they are giving away parts of themselves that are more intimate than their body.

Being hooked on somebody else while in a relationship, sharing intimate details about one’s partner, flirting, secretly texting or hanging out with somebody without your partner’s knowledge and similar things are all betrayals and they inevitably ruin trust and most likely end the relationship.

Talking about the relationship behind your partner’s back

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If one partner decides to talk about intimate and private things that only concern the two people in the relationship with somebody outside that same relationship, it can be perceived as a betrayal.

They might feel like they’ve been stabbed in the back, which will make the whole thing worse. It’s always advisable to talk to one’s partner first because that’s the only way to solve the problem.

If there is any need to seek advice from somebody else, it’s advisable to do it later on and wisely choose who to confide in.

Not everyone has to know your business.

Being self-absorbed

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Self-love is a good thing but like everything else in life, it’s a negative thing when taken to extremes. Self-love should never be selfish.

Loving oneself should never stand in the way of or diminish the love a person feels for their significant other.

In this particular case, betrayal happens when one of the partners is concentrated only on their own needs and desires.

When they keep on taking without giving anything in return, it makes the person who is investing feel all alone and abandoned while in the relationship.

Lying about small, stupid things

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There’s a thin line between a white lie and a real lie. People push that line until they are not sure where the boundaries are. So it’s better to tell no lies.

Take a look at it from your own perspective; once you find out your partner lied to you about some little thing, you will start thinking about the things he is not telling you and wonder if there is something bigger underneath.

This creates distrust and ultimately kills the relationship.

Failing to stand up for one another

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Two people in a relationship should have each other’s back at all times.

They are each other’s greatest supporter and they are ready to defend one another whenever is necessary.

If you are in a committed and loving relationship your partner should stand up for you and never allow anyone to talk trash about you, even if you are not there to witness it, and vice versa.

Using someone’s insecurities against them

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Unfortunately, these days it’s pretty common to stumble on to someone who shows signs of controlling, being abusive and a whole range of toxic behaviors.

They mostly manifest themselves through manipulation tactics.

Manipulators prey on the vulnerabilities and insecurities of a person.

They will repeatedly point out what you’re doing wrong or bring up something that makes you self-conscious and then tell you what you should have done and constantly remind you that you couldn’t go through any of it without them.

That’s just the short version because manipulation tactics are really broad and complex but the bottom line that we want to make in this article is that it is betrayal in its worst form.

A manipulator betrays the emotions and love of the person they are with by turning those feelings against them.

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