Facebook is now cited as evidence in 66% of divorces! That’s according to a new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. So how does it happen?
Clinical psychologist Steven Kimmons says, in most cases, people enter into online relationships with innocent intentions. It usually starts with curiosity. One spouse may connect online with someone they knew from high school. But if that person is emotionally available, within a short amount of time, the sharing of personal stories can lead to a sense of intimacy.
And marriages that are already strained are the most vulnerable.
But it really boils down to this - the amount of contact two people have with each other. The more contact they have, the more likely they are to begin developing feelings for each other.
If you’re talking to one person five times a week versus another person one time a week, you don't need a fancy psychological study to figure out that you’re more likely to fall in love with the person you talk to five times a week.
So the lesson is – limit your contact with anybody who may threaten your relationship.