Can a spouse cheat in a tweet? Cyber infidelity still cheating, many say

by | Jun. 17, 2011

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Infidelity can have a devastating effect on a relationship or marriage, but with new technologies like Twitter, Facebook and texting facilitating communication and interactions between people, crossing the line of infidelity can become fuzzy.

While the line may not be clear, the effects can still be devastating, especially when trust is broken.

According to Boston.com, lawyer and newlywed Bostonian Feyisara Olotu had a clear definition: "If you can't do something in front of your wife, that's cheating."

As the article points out, today it's very easy to send a quick tweet to an old sweetheart, or carry on a Facebook chat with a friend of a friend, while an unsuspecting spouse sits just a room away, and often closer.

In an article featured on Livestrong.com, infidelity can cause distrust, grief, obsession and retaliation in a relationship.

However, the question bouncing around the Internet is whether it constitutes cheating if it is virtual infidelity. According to an MSNBC report, "many Americans seem to think it does."

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