Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Senior Vice President of National Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health, creating and overseeing addiction and mental health treatment programs for more than a dozen high-end treatment facilities, including Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, The Ranch in rural Tennessee, and The Right Step in Texas.He is the author of books including Infidelity starts with the mere thought of being intimate with another person other than our spouse or hubby. The fact that some couples are more liberal than others does not changes the label - I assume.
Instead, it focuses on what matters most to you, your partner, and your relationship—the emotional distancing, the sense of intimate betrayal, and the loss of trust.
It only means that both parties wants to keep the door open as an excuse for "smaller" infidelities, because none of them are really committed to the other.
Most people with Internet access have webcams these days, but did you know that there are real live cams from all over the world that you can watch?
In the 21st century, with our increasingly digital lives, the once-clear line between monogamy and sexual or romantic infidelity has become rather blurry.
As a psychotherapist specializing in sex and intimacy issues, I regularly see couples in conflict about what does and does not constitute cheating.
To a betrayed spouse, the emotional pain associated with the loss of trust hurts far more, and the pain lasts far longer, than the hurt caused by any specific sexual or romantic act.