Making matters worse was the ease with which the unfaithful partner could deny any wrongdoing as no physical evidence of the affair existed.Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with Facebook cheating is that this is such a recent phenomenon.Follow me on Twitter @swhitbo for daily updates on psychology, health, and aging. I am content to love her but not to share her with someone else. You are forgetting that emotional infidelity can be equally or more painful than physical (sexual) affairs.Feel free to join my Facebook group, "Fulfillment at Any Age," to discuss today's blog, or to ask further questions about this posting. To be crude, I am afraid this will be a hump and dump and she will be crushed. Extensive research has been conducted on this area.Just because the cheating takes place online doesn’t mean it’s any less painful. However, my wife of 35 years recently connected to her first love in high school and they moved off of facebook and each set up an email account that only they could access. I saw a string of emails over her shoulder one evening from him dating back to November. And she said it was just harmless "do you remember" stuff. I asked her to break it off and am not sure it has happened or will happen. We are both a second marriage with children between us as well as from the first, but 35 years is a long commitment.Fortunately, like other forms of infidelity, people can and do find ways to move on and find fulfillment in new, or reinvented old, relationships. I said not for three months and getting each other a secret email. I am not sure how much more I can show my love, we are retired and aging but try to stay intimate given her health limitations.We already saw that at least one participant set up tracking software to monitor the spouse’s communications.Shock and anger were two additional emotional reactions, again, similar to the way a cheated-on spouse would feel after discovering a consummated affair.
“Your Cheating Status” will most likely never make it to the top of the Billboard charts.However, what distinguishes Facebook cheating from the other forms of infidelity is that Facebook affairs can go on for years undetected, even after the partner vows to stop, due to the ubiquity of the Internet and the ease of finding ways to communicate in a virtual world.Loss of trust was another common outcome, perhaps again because of the ease with which the affairs can resume without detection.Facebook provides ways to enter the networks of others through groups, pages, and friendship circles.In addition, Facebook plus Google makes it possible for exes to reconnect with each other even after one or both have moved on to new relationships.