We turn to our laptops, tablets and cellphones for the kind of attention, stimulation and intimacy we crave. Divorce rates are increasing, infidelity stats are rising and social media is increasingly to blame; Facebook, as an example, is reportedly being cited in over 30% of divorce cases as the cause of the breakup.
Many of them believe cybersex to be similar to pornography—an extension of fantasy that actually helps to keep them from physical affairs with other people.
Consider the following statement from a 41-year-old married man (all citations are from to cheat—something that may even add spice to their offline relationship.
It's easier than ever to meet others, stay constantly (and secretly) in contact, get intimate and cheat on our partners.
That's why is so much more potent: Instant access to our lover is in our pocket, our purse, or laptop. We can do it while the kids are playing in the backyard or our partner is downstairs watching TV or cooking dinner.
When we feel restless and dissatisfied with our relationships, instead of working on it, we become addicted to our electronic gadgets.