Is Your Marriage Being Threatened by “Internet Cheating”?

“Internet cheating” is rampant in every aspect of our modern life.

The tools are many and varied. The results are sometimes sad. I asked my readers to comment on their experience with internet cheating. Here are just a few of the responses:

My marriage fell victim to internet cheating. I think internet cheating is an easy way. You can say, be and do anything you want, your hiding yourself from the outside world, perhaps people who do it use it as a safety net. They can find someone that they click with and lay the groundwork for another relationship just in case the one they are supposed to be committed to doesn’t work out.

how can I ever trust him again when he tells me it is over?
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My husband used Classmates.com to look up high school friends, then called them to locate his old HS sweetheart. Hundreds of texts, hours of conversations in less than a month lead to them meeting in person – all of which was denied. Took him almost 2 yrs before admitting what he did was wrong (his 1st affair was 10 yrs before & found he’d been in email contact with her all those years too). He thinks because sex wasn’t involved (it was only kissing and touching) that it wasn’t the same. How can he lie to himself like that? He knew it was wrong or else I’d been part of the process (I’d suggested he contact her for years since there was a possibility they had a daughter together & supposedly he found out she wasn’t his child). This lead to all other problems (he left our joint business with less than 24 hrs notice & took a job with one of our major clients – he worked there 2 yrs & was just laid off from there 6 months ago). So now after 4+ years, of evasion, avoidance, and blaming me (I was depressed for a while before his affair cause he’d withdrawn so much & I was at my wits end), I’m just not sure why I’m bothering to accept his behavior. If I followed his lead, we would never talk about anything important and I should just accept everything at face value and just move on as if nothing is wrong. I guess I just don’t understand his behavior.
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My partner thinks it “doesn’t mean anything” …..to me it is as bad as physically cheating because it is in his mind. He is addicted to it – at one point he had 107 different women he was communicating with – telling each the same story – I tried to “handle” it but in the end it was best for my mental health to walk away. The stuff on the internet has allowed many who would have never strayed before to test the waters and ruin many good relationships. I just think there aren’t that many “strong willed” people anymore who can be satisfied with one monogamous relationship. Sad to say. But I am happier now as I don’t have to always be “wondering”.

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Social Media Infidelity And It’s Effects On Your Marriage

 

Hello,

I believe social media infidelity has become the #1 avenue for marital problems.

You see it doesn’t necessarily have to follow through with a physical affair. Social Media infidelity can put an emotional disconnect on your marriage.

 

Emotional Affairs And Your Marriage

Social Media Has No Place In The Marriage Bed.

Lets take a look at a few comments from our readers concerning internet infidelity.

Note the pain and ambivalence in the last reader.

The fantasy of it all, and the ease with which one can “pretend” to be anyone at all without face to face contact or daily interactions as in a normal relationship. So does the internet cheater truly fall in love with their online cheater? Or is it the fantasy and the ease of sustaining it via the internet that causes the emotional infidelity?
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After it has occurred and evolved into my wife leaving and beginning a relationship with her boyfriend of 23 years ago – what can I do to get her back?
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Firstly, I want to say that this email of yours is very pertinent to me! My husband was contacted by an ‘old girlfriend’ on Facebook! …… and it went from there!

My concern is that Facebook appears to be emerging as a particularly insidious mode of communication. It would appear that insecure or vulnerable people are ‘picked off’ or allow themselves to be sucked in because this is, in the beginning a reasonably easy way to get to know someone without the face to face awkwardness that goes with actually meeting someone. One can act out one’s fantasies on line and have the opportunity to sever communication without complications if one chooses to do so.

No wonder the fantasies often end up going further into the “How far can I take this?” scenario.
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My life was controlled by my mother, she chose who my friends would be, including male friends. I always listened and never disobeyed. Because of this control, I never was allowed to chose for myself. I eventually married (her choice, not mine) I loved my children and was a good mother, but my husband and I did not get along that well.

My children have left the nest and now I am lonely. I wanted to have someone to chat with or e-mail. I was approached online with a man from another country, who also wanted a pen pal only. We both agreed we would not cross any boundaries, that were not appropriate.

Everything, was fine for a while.

Then he mentioned that he had feelings for me, but that we would never ever meet each other. I should have paid attention to the doubts that were beginning to form, but I dismissed them.

He was praising me with compliments, that I never received from my husband. He was married also and educated more than I.

I was flattered by his attention.

But toward the end, he wanted a cyber affair with me. I refused his offer. I was very hurt because he thought I would actually consent to his wishes. I was starting to care for him very much.

Beware of wolves in sheep clothing.

Emotional Infidelity

Social Media Infidelity Robs Your Marriage

When you enter into marriage you make a commitment to yourself and to your spouse. And part of that commitment is that your spouse is to be the emotional and physical object of both your lives.

Social media infidelity, social media affairs, etc., Is robbing your spouse, your marriage and  yes you of the total commitment you promised.

Help with social media infidelity is available.

Best regards,

Laurence

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Save My Marriage – Stop The Hurt

 

I Don’t Want you to Hurt Anymore

By Dr. Robert Huizenga

 

 I don’t want you to live in a life sucking ripped apart marriage.

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A dysfunctional marriage is more than physical hurt.

I want you to wake up in the morning, excited for the new possibilities for your marriage.

 

If you are jaded, cynical – “Yeah, right! Dream on!” – Stop it!

 

Imagine what the marriage you truly deserved would look like.

 

Imagine;

  • your spouse noticing you, raising eyebrows, paying attention, asking questions, concerned about what you are doing, responding to your words, different body language
  • feel the tension, knot in stomach, heaviness in chest fade
  • feel your inner strength swell as you are noticed, acknowledged, considered
  • start to get your self esteem and confidence back
  • you could actually breathe when your spouse or partner moves close
  • from afraid of losing it all > knowing love is possible
  • from going crazy or numbing yourself > feeling in control and hopeful
  • from fearing your children are suffering > household with much less tension

Maybe, just maybe, you can get there!

 

www.saveamarriageforever.com/quick-marriage-turnaround

 

Try it!

 

And, maybe you need not TRY SO HARD!

 

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice If This Is All Marriages Ever Turned Out To Be?

Discover an easier way, a way that holds integrity and power. A way to bring back the joy of your marriage. After all, the person you are married to is the same person you could not live apart from in the beginning.

 

Wishing you the best,

Laurence

 

 

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“In The Beginning” – Marriage Survival Tips

Try to think back to the  “Beginning“.

It was  the two of you who got this relationship started.  However, you are two different people. And, as your marriage grew one of you have become perceptive enough to figure out something aint right.

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Your Marriage Needs A Bit Of Fun. Like In The Beginning !

 

Just one is an awful lonely path to travel. But most times that how it has to start to bring about resolving the differences in your marriage.

Is your marriage on rocky ground?

Have you noticed tensions around the house?  When marriage problems exist, the stress level in the home can reach extremes.  Tempers may flare.  Harsh words may be uttered or even screamed.  You may give or receive the silent treatment.  In some homes, abuse may even occur.  Have you talked about these problems with your mate, but still get no response?

Is your spouse refusing any marriage help?

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Senior Marriage Is Just Like Aged Wine… The Best!
It Is Worth The Work!

Maybe your spouse is in denial about your marriage troubles.  You know your marriage needs help, but can you do it alone?

Seeking marriage help on your own is not only hard, but can lead to a wide variety of emotions.  The spouse willing to seek help may feel abandoned in the relationship.

The burden of the problems in the marriage seems to be resting on your shoulders.  A marriage can be difficult when both partners are willing to work things out together, as a team, but when you must tow the car across the road while a passenger sits relaxing inside listening to the radio, you begin to doubt the relationship altogether.

There is something you can do when your marriage needs help and your spouse refuses to take the steps to seek marriage help right along with you.

Education can be key.  Depending on your marriage problems, it can be helpful to educate yourself on the topic.  If financial troubles are in the air, learn what you can about budgeting.  Maybe the children aren’t behaving in the way you prefer.  Take a class on child rearing or child development.  These steps can help your marriage profusely.

Even if your partner does not choose to accompany you, these are ways to find marriage help on your own.

With almost 50% of all marriages ending in divorce you are not aloneDon’t feel ashamed to ask for and seek help.  Even if at first you are alone in this effort.

 

Counseling is a phenomenal way to go in your circumstances.

When you need marriage help, a counselor or therapist can help you to discover new ways of reacting to the same old problems in your marriage.  Also, they can assist you in dealing with any emotions you feel in regards to your partners lack of interest in marriage help.

If problems exist in your marriage regarding drug addiction or abuse, locate a support group in your area.  Marriage help comes in numerous ways.  The circle of support around you will help your marriage in ways that you may not realize.

Just talking with others in similar situations will help you to realize that you are not alone.  Your self-esteem will improve and this will be shown at home.

Talk to someone in your church or religious organization.  A person of a similar faith can speak to you about the importance of marriage and family.  Keeping this in mind can give you the help you need to carry on with your efforts to seek marriage help on your own.

Trying these self-help techniques for marriage help can make a difference for your family.

It is even possible, that your new approach to situations at home will stir up interest in your mate.  He or she may notice, for example, that you are feeling better and wonder why.  Sometimes even the smallest improvements in a marriage helps the most.

It may seem impossible to save a marriage when your partner refuses marriage help, but if you get the ball rolling in the right direction, chances are high that your marriage relationship will improve.  In time, it is likely that your mate will join you in your efforts to make your marriage work.

Please don’t feel like you are the first person ever to try and resolve a marriage by yourself.  With almost 50% of all marriages ending in divorce you are not aloneDon’t feel ashamed to ask for and seek help.  Even if at first you are alone in this effort.

For today,

Laurence

 

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