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Divorce cases on a rise due to affairs on social media platforms

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 23, 2017, 11:11 am IST
Updated : Oct 23, 2017, 11:11 am IST

Experts cite couples conducting affairs with as many as five people online to be one of the key reasons.

Methods of communication range from text messaging and dating apps to social networks such as Linkedin and Facebook. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Methods of communication range from text messaging and dating apps to social networks such as Linkedin and Facebook. (Photo: Pixabay)

Divorce lawyers are now saying that technology is enabling couples to conduct multiple affairs online. Firms have noticed a trend in rising infidelity, with some spouses conduction up to five affairs at a time, sometimes entirely in the virtual world.

According to the story published in The Daily Mail, methods of communication range from text messaging and dating apps to social networks such as Linkedin and Facebook.

 

Abigail Lowther, an associate solicitor at the firm told the Sunday Telegraph her clients complained that technology was 'putting temptation at their partners' fingertips'.  

Joanne Edwards, a partner at Forsters also agreed to the correlation between technology and infidelity. She went on to add, “Technology puts people within messaging distance of old or new flames and means that a spouse can be cheating when sitting in the same room with their husband and wife.”

However, according to Joanna Pratt, partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore, while technology may make having an affair easier, it also makes it easier to uncover infidelity.

 

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