Therapist Announces New Relationship Trend of Go or Stray Replaces Go or Stay

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, relationship therapist announces new trend of sexting, online flirting, hall passes, and cheating is a growing trend for committed couples, and is replacing divorce. “According to a recent online study conducted by a dating website promoting cheaters about sexting and infidelity in cyberspace, sexting is on the rise with both genders. The divorce rate is declining. This trend says that couples are lowering their expectations and standards for their relationships. Instead of deciding whether to go or stay, the question now seems to be whether to go or stray,” Dr. Bonnie reveals

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, relationship therapist announces new trend of sexting, online flirting, hall passes, and cheating is a growing trend for committed couples, and is replacing divorce. “According to a recent online study conducted by a dating website promoting cheaters about sexting and infidelity in cyberspace, sexting is on the rise with both genders. The divorce rate is declining. This trend says that couples are lowering their expectations and standards for their relationships. Instead of deciding whether to go or stay, the question now seems to be whether to go or stray,” Dr. Bonnie reveals.

“There are many factors going on here, and after analyzing the data, the blame doesn’t completely fall on the Internet and cell phones. Add a declining economy, lost jobs, a housing market slump, and the convenience of shopping for sex online, a perfect storm of opportunity arises for those wanting an extra-marital kick without the financial ruin a divorce can cause,” Dr. Bonnie explains.

In the author’s NY Times Reader’s Choice award winning book, Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying in Love, Dr. Bonnie explains how deceptive behavior in a relationship is a slippery slope. “I doubt if couples are discussing their peep and show activities over the dinner table. First couples hide their behavior, then the behavior escalates, and before they know it, they have a real problem. I’m not sure what Rep. Weiner’s sexting and ensuing job loss people don’t understand. No one lives in a vacuum, especially with information captured on phones and online,” Dr. Bonnie says.    

“To be clear, the online study was conducted using data from adult visitors to the website AshleyMadison.com, a service promoting infidelity. The sample came from a pool of people with a proclivity for cheating, or at least thinking about it. Nevertheless, adding the increase of lawyers reporting their divorcing clients had relationship interference from old and new acquaintances online, the report has validity in highlighting the disturbing trend that more opportunity and easier access can lead to adulterous behavior,” Dr. Bonnie warns.

Dr. Bonnie has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating, Discovery Health documentary "Adultery" and A&E on addictions. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil (Dr. Bonnie) is a relationship expert who was named by Psychology Today as one of America’s best therapists, and by New York Magazine as one of New York City’s best therapists. Known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of Adultery: The Forgivable Sin (adapted into a Lifetime movie starring actress Kate Jackson), Make Up Don’t Break Up, Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples) and winner of the NY Times Reader’s Choice award for best dating book 2010, Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, Staying Not Straying, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity (Making Money Sexy).

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, author of the NY Times Reader’s Choice Award winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love counsels couples considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsels families and children.

For interview contact Diane Dennis, Inspired Media Communication at 503-678-1356 or dianeden(at)centurytel(dot)net

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