Internet relationships have become a
by-product of the modern world of web-surfing; all well and good
for singles, a new form of cheating for those who are married.
Does internet cheating hurt if there’s
no “real” relationship? Can it even be called cheating on your
spouse if no physical contact is involved? The answer to both
questions is yes.
While it may not be physical, it is
still considered cheating. It is the emotional variety of having
an affair. There can be no question about whether or not anyone
is hurt. The knowledge that your husband or wife is writing
erotic messages to another person diminishes the relationship
you have together.
Within the context of a traditional
marriage, "CyberSex" or "cyber-dating" is a form of betrayal and
infidelity. When these issues create tension and hostility
within a relationship or family, both individual and joint
counseling is strongly recommended.