When technology tempts you to cheat on your partner

There is nothing wrong with having a Facebook or WhatsApp account, nor with having friends of the opposite sex, as long as you behave with them as an honest and committed person. There is also nothing wrong with visiting to anticipate the infidelity but we must trust our partner.

The Internet, in many ways, has come to make life easier and communication faster. The same can be said of the cell phone. But many couples are experiencing the disadvantages of technology. In the past it was a little more complicated to be unfaithful, since you had to be away from home for a long time and that aroused suspicions. Today, many couples are unfaithful without leaving home, simply flirting through text messages.

Due to technology, a couple can be with their partner at home and at the same time be unfaithful. These cyber relationships usually start as a simple friendship that over time goes up in tone until finally ending up sending explicit messages. Although initially there is no physical contact, since only messages are being sent, in the long run it usually ends up in a lot of pain for the whole family and destroyed homes.

Studies indicate that the use of the Internet and cell phones tempts many people to cheat on their partners. Yes, there is nothing wrong with having friends of the opposite sex, but how correct is it to have your ex-boyfriend as a friend on social media? It is not news to indicate that social networks facilitate infidelity for various reasons. One of them is that it is common to find old romantic partners, this leads to wanting to relive the past, and that can lead to an episode of infidelity.

Another reason is because you are in contact with many people of the opposite sex. We all know someone who started a relationship in the most innocent way, from there they went to confidences, to be the other’s tears, to emotional infidelity and, with the passage of time, too much pain, remorse, suffering of innocents, and broken relationships that cannot be healed.

How to avoid all this pain? Let me share some tips:

1. Stop the temptation when it is still small

When you feel like your conversation is getting hotter, stop chatting and disconnect from the Internet.

2. Define limits

It is essential that when starting or restarting any relationship with someone you knew long ago, you tell that person that you are married or that you have a serious relationship and that you only offer your friendship.

3. Clearly indicate your status

Putting in your information that you are married or that you are in a relationship leaves a clear message that you are already with someone and you are not looking for a partner. Many women complain that their partners say they are single or do not put anything, which can imply that they are available.

4. Take care of your symptoms

In the past, the warning signs that your partner was cheating on you was lipstick on your shirt, smelling of women’s perfume, and being late for no reason. In these technological times, the signs have changed. Make an analysis of yourself and your partner: If you are spending too much time on the Internet or on the phone with someone else, you have to pay attention.

5. Communicate clearly

If you think you would be embarrassed if your partner or your children read what you put on the Internet, it is a very clear sign that things went out of order. The Internet is a clear and tangible danger if you don’t know how to use it. Don’t be tempted. If you are going through any of the stages I mentioned above, talk to your partner. Seek their support to get out of a bad relationship. Open and frank communication is essential in this regard.