New research suggests we can become addicted to online affairs. 

By Real Simple
Updated November 13, 2015
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With how easy it is to enter an online relationship, the possibility of Internet infidelity has become a new thing for couples to worry about. What counts as “cheating” has also become blurry—at what point does chatting turn from friendly to sexual?

In this week’s episode of “The Labor of Love,” host Lori Leibovich talks to Dr. Sheri Meyers, an LA-based marriage and family therapist and the author of Chatting or Cheating: How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love, and Affair Proof Your Relationship, and Amanda Chatel, a lifestyle writer at Bustle who has personally been affected by infidelity, about their thoughts on a recent study that showed online affairs could be addictive.

The three women discuss what constitutes an affair, whether it’s possible to affair-proof a relationship, and whether Amanda sensed that her relationship was vulnerable to infidelity. They also talk about the importance of social media “pre-nups,” and why all couples should be honest about how much online interaction is acceptable.

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