Although the concept of "virtual infidelity" is still discussed by experts, they agree that if couples face a situation like that, they speak it with the truth.
With the diversity of mobile applications to contact friends, it is easier to make virtual connections of friendship and / or romance. Of this trend few escape and are more vulnerable people who are committed to a partner and have a strong relationship.
According to information from Infobae, a study by the University of Indiana revealed that Facebook users frequently use the site to contact ex-partners or friends with whom there was, at some point, intentions of something else.RELATED
The study explained that there are more men who stay in the past compared to women, however, both sexes perform activities such as romantic or sexual conversations with other people who are not their current partner.
Crossing the line between digital and real can end in virtual, physical and even emotional infidelities. "The concept of infidelity as well as the reasons that lead to it always respond to a series of regulations that each culture creates and transforms over time," says sexologist María Hernando.
The professional maintains that when a person is idealized, it is likely that “the message chain will be fed and even the morbidity that is sometimes incentivized only through short, indirect or emoji phrases, with which the flirting is served” .
If the above explanations seem familiar, these are the most common signs that experts say can help you know if your partner is unfaithful on social networks:
– Connects in private
– Reacts with pleasure to messages without giving details of what you read
– Deletes messages
– Little communication with the current couple
– Clear search history
– Distance from family life
– You sleep late or get up at midnight
– Tells little lies
– Blocks you from their social networks
– Respond to hidden messages, among others.
The psychiatrist, Walter Ghedin, told Infobae that conversations with flirting and romantic messages on social networks do not qualify them as true infidelity, because there is no sexual act as such. But, he ensures that the emotional response when these types of behaviors are discovered, generates pain and suggests that the couples talk about the issue with the truth.
For his part, psychoanalyst Fiorella Litvinoff said that there are three levels of deception: intimate fantasy, words and physical contact. In the last two, a third party is needed. “Everything depends on how infidelity is understood. If we conceive it as a wish to someone other than the current couple, with an act, be it with words or with a body link, there would be a digital infidelity, ”he said.
The specialist argues that the key to a good relationship in a digitalized world is that couples establish a pact of what would be allowed and what not.
Experts also suggest to couples that to avoid such situations, it is important to maintain good communication, spend time in the relationship and express what is right or wrong in the relationship.
Do you think there is digital infidelity? If you discovered your partner in an infidelity in social networks, tell us your story.