Jealousy is a sign of immaturity, insecurity and selfishness. (Unknown)
Recently, I read an article on cosmoenespanol.com titled “Celos in la red (Jealousy in the network)” in which it was said that Yannick Chatelain, a specialist in new technologies and Loick Roche, a psychologist, affirmed in their book (“In Bed with the Web: Internet et le nouvel adultère”) that the Internet has become the most common form of infidelity.
Let’s just talk about the flirtation: the conversation with the girlfriend, the too warm with the ex or the exchange of messages of double meaning with the office co-worker. The big question is: your man chat in some way with another woman, without you knowing and without you present, is that cheating. According to Ana Baquela, psychologist, infidelity is defined as a breach of the covenant you have with the other and this agreement, in general, does not include putting the desire or the eroticism in a third. Then yes, we can speak of infidelity although it does not go on physical.
Certainly, the web has become a window to the world. A study revealed that the problem is that social networks like Facebook have changed the perception of public and private because many users of social networks are making public personal information out of context. They are not fully aware that disclosure of certain information can be a cause of concern for their intimate partners.
Internet infidelity is now one of the biggest issues that couples are facing. When it comes to internet deception, those who practice it think that they are doing nothing wrong if there is no real infidelity and something concrete, so nothing would matters. But the deluded person feels equally betrayed whether real or not because the surfers are still closer to their virtual friends that their partner. The internet affairs involve the same kind of emotions and thoughts as any relationship including excitement, frustration, secrets, etc. It can be as devastating for a relationship as a real affair. And at one point, they’ll feel the urge to meet that virtual friend in person sensing that maybe they have found their soul mates and are made for each other.