So here’s a fun fact: My favorite bit of content that we run is our collection of open threads. I love them because they’re super interactive, because they provoke a lot of thought, and because they are almost always born out of conversations we’re having on the team Slack—which was the case with this week’s open thread on emotional affairs. The idea to open up that conversation happened after we realized we were devoting an hour or so of our work time to the topic, and coming up with zero consensus. So… I wrote the post.
It turns out that how I think about emotional affairs is really different from how a lot of other people do, and that’s okay (for the record: I think an affair is an affair, whether or not sex is involved). It also turns out that I have some homework to do, and I’m asking for your help. I’m still getting through some of the comments on the post, but what’s clear to me is that there are so many definitions of “emotional affair,” and so many of you have lived experiences that I haven’t, and I want to read about them.
In that vein, this is me, standing in front of the Internet and asking you to send us your submissions on emotional affairs. You can be public or anon, and it can be about your own emotional affair or anything else you want to talk about on the topic. In the meantime? I’ll be over here working on a second and maybe more accurate open thread on our various staff thoughts on the subject, plus your input, that we’ll publish down the road.
Other than that? I love you guys. Thanks for the thoughts.
P.S. If you have topics you’d like to suggest for open threads, email them with the subject “Open thread idea” to team (at) apracticalwedding (dot) com.
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