Shed even woken up a few nights to find Tyler online in chat rooms.He was on the internet more than I thought was normal, says Alysia, 28, but hes British and said he was talking online to friends from back home, so I didnt think anything of it.Lynn admits there were problems in her marriage to Mike, but she wouldnt characterize it as unhappy.They owned a business and were happily raising three young children together.The widespread employment of e-mail, instant messaging and web surfing in our lives has opened a new corridor for infidelity to strike relationships.As individuals take advantage of the easy discreetness the internet offers, cyber cheating has developed into a frequency that is both alarming and surreal and in the end the pain and damage left in its wake is all too real.
Their ordeals are just two examples of the disturbing trend when one engages in internet infidelity, and how it reached right into their very own lives.
These two women, in different towns living different lives, both discovered their husbands were cheating on them, and although their circumstances were dissimilar in almost every way, one thing remained consistent; both used the internet to do it.
Statistics show an estimated 649 million people use the internet.
According to an Internet Use and Abuse survey by Greenfield and Rivet, 57 percent of people have used the internet to flirt and 38 percent have engaged in explicit online sexual conversation.
For those who are married or in a committed relationship, harmless online flirting can be harmful to your health.