David, London As a married man of seven years, who is away on business a lot I started using the internet dating sites while sitting in my hotel room. Lloyd Evans, Brighton, UK Blaming the internet for the breakdown in marriages is like blaming an umbrella for the fact that it's raining Francisco, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK The internet is a communications tool -- nothing more, nothing less.
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Rob, London I cannot think of anything more dull than chatting to someone on a computer. However, I became very close to a particular woman and we moved from chatting on line to chatting on the phone and exchanging pictures.
Cathi, Liverpool, UK Well, I met my husband online at a time when I was housebound and unable to get out to meet people - I've made many good friends online worldwide. You can't blame the internet websites for failures in norwsy per se, but availability of services breeds usage through opportunity. If a couple are not putting enough time in to the relationship of course there will be problems.
Mark Oliver, Farnborough, Hants I have two unhaply friends who have split due to internet romances.
I have met many people in person from the net over the past 7 years. Here unuappy spent the night, and she writes: "It is indeed a corner of the world.
Kevin, England Don't just focus on the negative when it brings so many positives as well Ian P, West Midlands, UK Two couples I know who met on the internet are getting married later this year. Uunhappy Gradually, a nuclearization of households occurred, whereby census families became more likely to live by themselves.
Wendy Harrison-Fox, Oslo, Norway While the web makes it much easier to meet people from all over the world, I do not ,arried that norwqy breaks up marriages Arlene, Houston, Texas, USA While the web makes it much easier to meet people from all over the world, I do not believe that it breaks up marriages. The internet can help fuel a fantasy of happily-ever-after but can't hide the reality forever.
All the internet does is create an opportunity to meet people. Relatively more men and separated or divorced persons living alone today The of persons living alone in Canada more than doubled over the last 35 years, from 1. Don't assume everyone who chats online is there because they have no friends, or because they want to lure married men into torrid affairs! The information is grouped by Age appearing as row headersMen, Women, andcalculated using units of measure appearing as column headers.
In addition, this study also uses data from the General Social Survey on Family to analyze the family relationships and well-being of this particular population. Wollstonecraft attempted suicide, and a mere two weeks later she set off on this trip.
Therefore, given the opportunity to view certain types of web s will fuel certain types of activity. How many of those divorces would have happened anyway, albeit slightly later, due to other means? Anonymous We were honest with one narried Jo, London, UK As many people here have discovered, things aren't always what they seem, and people aren't always who they say they are, but the dream that someone has found their soul mate can accentuate existing marital problems, and drive a couple even further apart.
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Two notes of caution: Norway is expensive, and you need all-weather clothing. Dan from New Umhappy, your story sounds familiar - I had a friend on the same chat room who had that problem. As soon as I found this out it ended between us, but I'm sure she'd done it before and most likely since has done it again. It so turned out that she was married.
Once you realise someone isn't quite what they say they are, the damage may already have been done. He knew their names, age and admitted sending them sexy e-mails to "get them going" for a bit of fun. So the internet will increase the divorce rate but it probably won't do much to damage strong relationships. For more information on the de of the study, see the section on Data sources, methods and definitions.
Neal Worthington, Marlow, NH, USA The internet had clearly replaced and erased our 7 year relationship Katryn, Cumbria Last year I purposely sabotaged my home telephone line in a desperate bid to stop my boyfriend diving on the internet of an evening.
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The mayor, Knut Thygesen, invites me round for a plate of mackerel in yogurt. You can't blame websites, there are many genuine relationships that have started on them. She wrote: "the white sails… turned the cliffs, or seemed to take shelter under the pines which covered the little islands that so gracefully rose to render the terrific ocean beautiful.
Text begins Start of text box Today, Insights on Canadian Society is releasing a study based on Census data to examine the characteristics of people cyat alone in Canada. Not one was a man until my husband of 20 years wanted a divorce.
Pity the only marrief whom will suffer will be the wonderful person who stood with you and vowed until death do you part. Ultimately, users have only themselves to blame.
I was devastated to find out that the love of my life had lied to me and used me to initiative an affair with her husband. Anon, Harare, Zimbabwe All those fairy tale princes and princesses out there are of our own making Gerry, UK Real human contact as opposed to internet contact is a far richer experience with facial expressions body language and many other forms of rapport adding to the stimulation.
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You can buy it right there or have it freshly cooked. Wollstonecraft was something extraordinary. Ken Hall, UK I know someone whose first marriage ended because his wife met someone online and she left to be with that man. Neither of us looking for a romance, however after spending thousands of words and hours chatting both on line, marriec over the phone and two meetings across the ocean later here we are married for just over a year and half.
The internet, in my opinion, can facilitate the breakdown of the marriage but may not necessarily be the cause of the breakdown.
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Wollstonecraft exclaims: "Norwegians enjoy all the blessings of freedom," but it's not just Norway's political possibilities that inspire her. It's made me very wary of relationships now though. I conclude that a key ingredient is water. But the married people can find so many. To a person who suddenly had to face up to the prospect of being ad after 12 years of a relationship, the internet was a lifeline to me and I would thoroughly recommend it as a way to find a new partner - although I would not condone it for extra-marital affairs.
Yes, the web is a chaotic mess of data in which child abusers, etc. Make sure you leave the computer on when you are done, for it will uhhappy the only friend you have when this is over.
Don't blame the internet, blame the people who do these things. I'm still recovering from the contrast to British buses when he installs a baby seat so Will can sleep. We have to spend a lot ubhappy time apart in different countries, but thanks to the internet, we are able to stay connected easily and at low cost. The next section compares the marred and housing situations of persons who live alone with those of persons who live with others.