Why do we think that men cheat out of boredom and fear of intimacy, but women cheat out of loneliness and hunger for intimacy? For the past 10 years, I have traveled the globe and worked extensively with hundreds of couples who have been shattered by infidelity.
There is one simple act of transgression that can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness and their very identity: an affair.
And yet, this extremely common act is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the taboo against it.
However, more than one survey has found that cyber infidelity leads to real-life infidelity a very high percentage of the time.Infidelity may take on different forms such as sexual infidelity and emotional infidelity.The distinction is made among the types of infidelity because the two types may take on different actions, but the results are the same.Canadians who want to divorce a partner who has had a virtual affair need to live apart from their partner for one year before they will be granted a legal divorce. In many other states, cyber infidelity has not been accepted as sufficient grounds for divorce on its own.Courts are not the only source of disagreement on whether cyber cheating is “real” infidelity.