Hmmm..........surely the essence of faithfullness is that despite preferring to be with someone else, you do nothing about it and remain faithful to the existing partner. Certainly the churches regard it like this and (for example) have not the slightest problem with gay clergy who remain celibate.Tim Bennet. said:I except the rationale that you can be 'unfaithful' if you establish a 'non contact' relationship in which your feelings and concerns for the other person are more sincere and meaningful than those you have for your established partner. This situation is certainly recognisable from classic literature as well as the number of people who quickly marry their 'best friend' after bereavement. The lack of any physical contact in no way annulled the reality of where their heart really lay.