Cyber Infidelity has many definitions but what it really comes down to is communicating with someone online, besides your partner, in a sexual or emotional nature. Some people don't consider this cheating because there is no actual face-to-face contact. But online affairs can be just as devastating as a real life affair, triggering feelings of insecurity, anger and jealousy. While some men and women seem to enjoy just maintaining an ongoing cyber affair with someone other than their partner, other participants' main goal may be to "hook up" face-to-face.
Warning Signs of Cyber Infidelity:
- Your partner seems to be spending increased periods of time on the computer, or texting
- Your partner may now be locking or password protecting their computer, phone or personal accounts and not allowing you access.
- Your partner shows a sudden boost in mood and self-esteem.
- Your partner is suddenly nicer (feeling guilty) or meaner (trying to convince themselves that their behavior is justified) to you.
Who is likely to engage in Cyber Infidelity?
- Someone with low self esteem
- Someone with a distorted body image
- Someone with an untreated sexual dysfunction
- Someone with a prior sexual addiction
- Someone feeling neglected or unsupported by their partner
If you think your partner may be involved in Cyber Infidelity, take action now before it turns into an actual real life affair. ICS can help you find out if your partner is cheating online, and give you the documented proof you can use to confront your partner with.