Differences EMA or Friend w/benefits

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Differences EMA or Friend w/benefits
3
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:44am
What is the difference between EMA and a friend w/benefits.??? Sorry I"m new.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 9:54am
Hi

i guess from what i have seen on the board with each lady is that the ema is more of a relationship type affair there is love and constant contact and the 2 see each other and may have plans for future and have been doing this ema for several years, and fwb are people who are friends and sleep together no love no relationship other than friends no future plans, that is what i have gathered.

princess

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:15am
An EMA is just an acronym for anyone in an Extra Marital Affair - whether it is physical or emotional, and at any stage (beginning of affair, 2 months into it, 30 years into the relationship). FWB (friends with benefits) are IN an EMA; the partners had a platonic friendship before entering the EMA.

Hope that makes sense - glad you asked.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:31am
an EMA is anyone who is married and having an affair. So even those of us who are having affairs with "friends" are in EMAs. I think the FWB is more of a status than a difference. My MM and I were friends for a looooooong time before we became lovers - hence FWB. Several people who have FWB relationships are IN love, other are not sure (that's me! lol), and others are fullfilling sexual needs with a person they trust as opposed to a stranger.