Online relationships can start after meeting someone in forums, game-rooms, dating or social media sites. Our lives become more and more online as technology continues to advance.
Your intentions at the start of your relationship matter, so - how and why did you meet? We can now fulfill so many of our needs (and wants) on the internet.
However, I hope you see the value in my lovingly spelling out my online relationship advice: you don’t mind the thought of never meeting your other half in real life, as long as the other person feels the same, there’s no harm in that.
(Be aware, though, that if you're having an affair, you are harming your primary relationship.) Just be sure to help yourself meet all of your essential emotional needs in balance in different ways - and don’t expect your online relationship to give you everything you need.
And, of course, plenty of options to explore if you want to include physical intimacy in the relationship too. Read my articles on being catfished, online dating scams and infidelity.
These have to be met in balance for us to become or remain mentally and emotionally (and physically! These innate needs include: Of course, you can have people around online who can offer all kinds of support.
I have a number of articles on ending relationships - Click Here and scroll down to find articles with tips, strategies and advice on how to end a relationship.
Even if you're not actually being catfished, here’s what your online partner may not have told you about (without judgement! The problem is that when you're in love, you're wearing rose-tinted glasses.
And if it’s something that appeals to you, that includes finding a partner - and having a relationship - too.
When it comes to the ins and outs of your relationship, it will of course be different if it takes place solely online.