Infidelity on the Internet: Virtual Relationships and Real Betrayal
||Author: Ph.D. Maheu Marlene M., Rona Subotnik|
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Publisher: Sourcebooks Trade (November, 2001)
Sales Rank: 62,227
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
A good reality check
This book defines and tries to explain internet infidelity. It shows the hurtful and destructive effects of internet infidelity on all parties concerned, often using case histories to illustrate types of behavior and the potential effects.
This book became a "reality checkpoint" for me when I needed it most. My husband kept telling me that there's nothing wrong with chat room encounters because they "aren't real" (whatever that means), that chat room encounters are no worse than looking at a pornographic magazine, and that, in any event, it's all my fault. For a while, I was plagued with grief, guilt and self-doubt. This book helped me see the excuses, denials and finger-pointing for what they really were. If you are having self-doubts and are beating yourself up emotionally, take a look at this book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
A Helpful and Clarifying Book
When I caught my husband on the Internet I wasn't sure what to make of it. I felt hurt, confused, and betrayed. I wasn't sure if I could trust him again, and was skeptical about our relationship. I read this book and things became much clearer to me. It helped me figure out what was going on, what my own feelings were, and how to talk with my husband. I'm happy to report we are working things out. The book got to the core of our problems and gave me stories along the way to let me know I was not alone. I highly recommend this book to anyone in my situation.
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