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Online infidelity and Alaska divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2022 | Blog, Family Law |

When most people think about infidelity, they picture a physical affair – someone who is cheating on their partner with someone else. However, there is a new form of infidelity that is becoming increasingly common in Alaska: online infidelity. So, what is online infidelity? And how can you tell if your partner is cheating on you in this way?

Online infidelity

Online infidelity is defined as any type of sexual or emotional interaction that takes place over the internet. This can include anything from sending sexually explicit messages to having cybersex. However, online infidelity doesn’t just involve sex; it also includes emotional affairs. In fact, some experts believe that online affairs are even more dangerous than physical affairs because they can be much harder to detect.

Determining online infidelity

If you think your partner might be cheating on you online, there are a few things you can look for. First, pay attention to their behavior online. Are they spending more time on the computer than usual? Are they secretive about their activities? Are they trying to hide their internet history? If the answer is yes, then this could be a sign that they are engaging in online infidelity.

Another thing to look out for is changes in your relationship. Are you arguing more than usual? Is your partner becoming distant and withdrawn? If so, it could be that they are cheating on you emotionally with someone they met online.

So is online infidelity grounds for divorce in Alaska?

The answer to this question is not entirely clear-cut. In general, adultery is considered grounds for divorce in Alaska, and online infidelity would likely fall under the category of adultery. Although, you will need more than a confession from your spouse to prove online infidelity. Depending on your specific circumstances, the court might grant it.

If you are experiencing problems in your relationship due to online infidelity, it’s important to seek help from a professional therapist or counselor and also find time to talk to your partner about it. Let them understand that their online affair is as damaging as a physical one. And if you are considering divorce, you will need to gather sufficient evidence to build a strong case.