If your significant other seems to be spending a significant amount of time online, you may wonder what is going on and maybe even fear that they are being unfaithful. But what about if their ‘relationships’ are entirely online? Are online relationships cheating?
For the most part that depends on you and your relationship. If you and your partner are OK with the other having a lot of online friends, regardless of gender, then it’s not cheating to the two of you. If, on the other hand, one or both of you considers a deep connection with another person, either online or off, to be cheating then yes it is. You and your partner define your own relationship.
The internet, and all the social sites that are constantly popping up, have made it a lot easier to find other people to connect with. That can be a great thing. It’s fun to reconnect with old friends you haven’t seen or heard from in years. But the problems can come when your partner seems to enjoy their online friendships more than they like spending time with you.
While it may not be technically ‘cheating,’ it can definitely put a serious strain on your relationship. If your partner is forming an emotional attachment with someone else online, that doesn’t leave a lot of room for the two of you. Your relationship can start to get pretty crowded if that starts to happen.
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