Year : 2009  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 302--304

Online infidelity: The new challenge to marriages


Angelina Mao, Ahalya Raguram 
 Department of Mental Health and Social Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Ahalya Raguram
Department of Mental Health and Social Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
India

Increased usage of the Internet has given rise to a new challenge to marriages: That of online infidelity, which is perceived to be as traumatic as actual infidelity. This article highlights the negative impact of online infidelity on marital relationship and its detrimental effect on the mental health of the offended spouse using a case vignette. The article discusses the importance of marital therapy in dealing with the factors contributing to online infidelity and in rebuilding marital trust.


How to cite this article:
Mao A, Raguram A. Online infidelity: The new challenge to marriages.Indian J Psychiatry 2009;51:302-304


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Mao A, Raguram A. Online infidelity: The new challenge to marriages. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];51:302-304
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