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Intimate relationships in the real world are tricky enough in the real world, but they present a whole new set of problems on internet. In a Belfast Telegraph article entitled Cybersex a danger to relationships: Internet chat seen as real act of betrayal journalist explore
However it is not only "cybersex" or "hot chatting" that are perceived as infidelity. According to Dr Whitty, the disclosing of personal secrets to someone on-line can also be seen as a betrayal.
Another example from the newspapers suggest that at least some internet trysts do result in real world divorces.
“My loving husband had been having Internet affairs with 74 different women. No wonder he'd left... Carl married Amanda, 33 - who I'm sure he met on the Internet - and they've got a one-year-old son called Ryan. They live in Spalding, about three hours away, but he hasn't seen Amy since February 2003.”