Online infidelity: A new dimension in couple relationships with implications for evaluation and treatment

  title={Online infidelity: A new dimension in couple relationships with implications for evaluation and treatment},
  author={Kimberly S. Young and Eric Griffin‐Shelley and Al Cooper and James O'Mara and Jennifer Buchanan},
  journal={Sexual Addiction \& Compulsivity},
  pages={59 - 74}
Abstract Prior research has examined how Internet addiction can impact couple relationships. This article investigates how with the advent of the Internet a new dimension has been created for romantic and sexual relationships. Reports are suggesting that electronic communication can lead to marital discord, separation, and possible divorce. The ACE model (Anonymity, Convenience, Escape), which was hypothesized as a driving force behind cybersexual addiction, provides a framework to explain the… 

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