A late arrival into the world of social media, I nevertheless embraced it as a kind of escape.While my husband spent most evenings catching up on the horse racing he'd recorded over the weekend, I began perusing chatrooms – not in pursuit of cybersex necessarily, but initially more for harmless flirtation, a little virtual attention.There were redundancy problems at work; my marriage was showing strains; and there was something large and unnameable missing from my life.I ignored it until I could do so no longer, until eventually, for what felt like the sake of my sanity, I resolved to do something about it.RAINN has taken extensive measures to ensure that your Online Hotline interaction is safe and confidential.You’ll never be asked for personally identifying details, like your name, age, or location.
“That is starting to even out in part because of the equality of opportunity that the Internet brings to everybody,” she says.
is a new and more insidious kind of infidelity that was born out of the digital era of the 21st century.
It used to take a long time for affairs to develop. With the advent of social media and technology at our fingertips 24/7, the pathway to cheating is fast and practically unobstructed.
Take this 60-second reality check quiz from my book "Chatting or Cheating" to see whether it's just chatting or if you're really cheating.
The key is whether the 3 S's are present: Shared intimacy, Secrecy and exclusion, or Sexual chemistry. Shared Intimacy · Exchanging personal, intimate, and confidential information (and/or had offline contact) with an online "friend" that your partner doesn't know about?