The Internet has made it easy to view pornography and even have Internet affairs or "cyber-sex." In fact, 8 to 10 percent of Internet users actually become addicted to cyber-sex and one-third of divorce litigation is actually sparked by online affairs. Joy Browne, radio talk-show host, author and clinical psychologist and relationship expert, and a woman named Christine who used spy software and caught her husband contacting women over the Internet, offer their views on the matter on The Early Show.
She says, "And that's when I found out all the different sites he was going to, what he was looking for. It is important to note, it is legal to put this spy software on a computer as long as you own the computer - which Christine did.
When you find yourself getting irritated with what I have to say, consider: Why does it bother you? If these relationships aren't as "damaging" as I say, because you say you don't find them that important and they aren't going to lead anywhere, then prove it to yourself by letting go of them.
If they don't mean that much to you, why the irritation when I ask you to cut back on these friendships?
Is it actually adultery and what should you do if you suspect that your spouse is having an online affair? She says what tipped her off was, "Long hours on the computer in his office.
And when I'd walk in, he'd be switching so I couldn't see what he was doing. And then I had gotten a picture sent to me from my sister and I'm not very computer literate, and I was checking the computer to find out where I put the picture when I downloaded it.