Online Affairs: Infidelity and Divorce Rates Reveal the Real Story
The article states that in terms of an "cyber sex," the partner in question is probably satisfying "sexual desires and fantasies they are living through a virtual world." However, a recent poll of over 300 divorce attorneys reveals that an addiction to cyber sex or pornography is fast becoming a leading cause for divorce.
In fact, 1/3 of today's divorce litigation has been linked to an online affair or Internet addiction involving cyber sex. That means that thousands and thousands of marriages ended this year because of Internet infidelity, making it a leading cause in the rising divorce rate.
Computer monitoring software has also exploded in popularity, and of course the relationship between infidelity and computers is an obvious one. If someone is cheating, chances are they've sent their other partner an email, chatted online with them, or perhaps even ordered them a gift online. Awareness Tech's WebWatcher, the highest rated computer monitoring software system available today, allows spouses to record emails, record chat room conversations, and even record visited websites.
In light of all this evidence, it seems silly to ask whether or not Internet infidelity really counts. Instead we should be asking how to stop this sad phenomenon and save those marriages that have been put at risk.