A texting affair may or may not proceed to sex; nonetheless it qualifies as an ’emotional affair’ and can damage the foundation of trust in a couple relationship. It often begins as a flirtation – a way of staying in touch with an acquaintance or friend of the opposite sex outside of your relationship. It’s flattering to think that someone is thinking of you throughout your day. An intimacy develops with the written word that can be more intense than in verbal conversation and almost addictive. You know that your partner would not like it but it’s too much fun to stop. The choice to continue is a decision to be dishonest, thus begins the crack in the slab.