With the rise of social networking, has Facebook become the new “lipstick on your collar?”¬†Facebook cheating has been so common that there is a website dedicated to it. Facebookcheating.com was founded after his now ex-wife started having an affair with an ex flame she found on Facebook. The site gives tips on how to catch a cheating spouse through social networks and the Web.

According to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, twenty percent of divorces involve Facebook. Another 80 percent of divorce lawyers reported an increase in the numbers of cases that use social media for evidence. A recent survey by Divorce-Online.co.uk found that more than 5,000 divorce petitions say Facebook cheating is mentioned in about 20 percent of divorce cases.

A statement from Marlene Eskind Moses, president of the AAML, regarding the survey’s results: ” As everyone continues to share more and more aspects of their lives on social networking sites, they leave themselves open to much greater examinations of both their public and private lives in these sensitive situations.”

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Facebook can provide a sort of outlet for cheating spouses. A way to break away from their reality at home and live in a fantasy land. The Rev. Cedric Miller, a pastor in New Jersey, recently made headlines when he called Facebook a “portal to infidelity” and preached to his parishioners to delete their accounts just after 20 couples confessed to their infidelities using Facebook.

A psychotherapist, Stacy Kaiser, told Prime News, “It’s not just your everyday affair. When it comes to something like Facebook, you are reconnecting with a long-lost love. All those teenage feelings, those college feelings come back again, you feel young again, and it drives you to do something you don’t normally do.”

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