Lisa terminated the relationship – for her the issue that John preferred virtual sex with a man to genuine sex with her was just too demeaning.
It was never any easier to experience the security of a real relationship and the titillation of flirting and cheating at the same time.
A tempting opportunity to thumb one’s nose at every day’s stress.
The user also lives protected by a virtual identity, never must reveal him/herself, when things start to get uncomfortable, his dreams, desires can “disappear” with a click.
In the real world the escapade leaves no traces – thus the danger of being found out is considerably reduced.
At any rate, couple therapeutics all over the world report a dramatic increase in the subject’s growing presence.
Without a doubt at the present time just the tip of the iceberg is visible to us.
Managing Your Emotions Staying Off the Internet Seeking Outside Help Community Q&A Chatting addiction, which is the addiction to talking to people online, is not yet widely studied in the field of psychology.
However, many people become compulsive when it comes to the need for online interactions.
Just as with the consumption of porn it is not even necessary to leave home in order to virtually stray.
The boundaries of space and time have been removed.
Obviously, that represents a high potential for addiction! or maybe even assuming an entirely new virtual identity and with it do everything that one would have never dared do in real life? At first blush these “little escapades” leaving every-day-life and the real partnership behind may appear to be harmless, but they are by no means that.