Relationship Challenges

I’m Having An Affair (Part 2)

If it’s not updating Facebook or Twitter, it’s checking emails, texts, and the latest news updates. For others it’s playing competitive games of Words or Scramble with Friends. No matter what it is, you already know there’s an “App for that” and it has captured much of the attention of many relationships, placing them in mild to serious states of infidelity. In my case, I have to stop seeing Mr. 8GB—exclusively.  It’s a habit for some and an addiction for others, yet it has to be treated. Regardless, a plan has to be put in place and one step at a time toward recovery achieved.

Him? Me? Remember this late 90’s Heavy D hit? Decide what’s more important: your relationship with gadgets or flesh and blood? Hopefully, your significant other will win this battle. We all know that communication is the real nuts and bolts of any relationship. Make a decision to honor your special love with the quality time they are well deserving of.

Confess. “This is my confession.” Usher showed us this most important step toward redemption. Be honest about your fling. Besides, you probably were being too obvious to keep it a secret anyway. Let your beau or boo know that you have been neglecting social time and desire to make a change. Ask for forgiveness. Then, forgive yourself for being unfaithful.

Balancing Act. Cheer up. Your affair really doesn’t have to end…you just have to learn to prioritize your social time with both love interests. Make a conscious commitment to give your mate all of your attention especially when you’re sharing the same space. There’s nothing worse than dead air between two living souls. Whether it’s in the car, the house, or during an outing, take advantage of having unlimited talk time and enjoy social networking with your significant other.

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Lakia Brandenburg

Lakia Brandenburg

Lakia is an accomplished writer and educator with a heart for love and relationships. She's written for Gospel Today and has freelanced for top national magazines such as Upscale. Creating a happily ever after story to be your reality.