"But it's what we do with our marriages all the time.
To me it's a very simple mathematics equation: the more energy that goes (outside the marriage), the less energy goes into your marriage."Remain optimistic. If both parties are willing to work on their issues, anything is fixable.
"What's needed is a neutral party to explain that this type of relationship is hurtful and harmful."For the cheater: Understand the trauma.
"That connection is a much greater rejection to the spouse, and it's a much harder thing to heal in a relationship because the emotions have left the marriage and gone into the hands of someone else."Rosenberg concurred.
"If two individuals have a satisfying relationship and periodically the man or the woman uses the computer to satisfy a sexual need ... "But when your sex life with your partner is being compromised because someone seeks their fantasies with the computer instead of with the spouse, and there is now a replacement, that's a threat to the relationship."Making online affairs more attractive is the fact that they involve much less work and expense — you can "meet" anywhere, including your own home (which is in itself another type of betrayal), notes Brendan L.
That same day, I'd been called pointless and ugly and...
(Heidi Stevens)Recognizing red flags Here are some signs your spouse could be cyber cheating, from Neuman: First you know, then the sharing stops.
Smith in an article for the American Psychological Association, "Are Internet Affairs Different?