Harley Hahn Home Page About Harley Harley Hahn's Usenet Center Free Newsletter The Harley Hahn Experience Send a Messageto Harley Harley Hahn's Internet Yellow Pages Search Web Site FAQ | Site Map The Internet affects many aspects of life, even those we hope might prove enduring enough to resist the pressures of easy access to private communication at a distance.
In particular, many relationships have been put in jeopardy by the lure of long-distance "romance". I'll then show you how to tell if your spouse is having an online affair and, if so, what you should do about it, especially if you are interested in saving your relationship.
Although Barbara and her Internet friends talked a lot, it was only over the Internet and she hoped that, one day, they would all be able to meet in person. Woody Allen, who is an accomplished clarinet player, had just announced that he was planning a European concert tour with a jazz band. Wouldn't it be great if they could all go to see Allen's concert together?
It was expensive for Barbara to travel to Europe, but her friends had decided to meet in the country where Charles lived so, as a birthday present to herself, she decided to go.
However, because Barbara was married (which was the case in real life), the story is a sad one, showing what happens to a family when one of the spouses takes the energy that might have revitalized a marriage and uses it, instead, to pursue an unhealthy fantasy. One of the reasons we have such a problem with understanding relationships in our society is because the popular culture does not distinguish between infatuation and real love.
But that meant that the two of them had to navigate the U. If you are like me, you enjoy romantic stories, and you feel that it is wonderful when two people are able to find one another, overcome the obstacles that stand in their way, and live happily ever. Eleven months earlier, when Barbara had met Charles on the Internet, she was married, living with her husband of 21 years and their 11-year-old daughter.
Although she had a nice group of friends, she didn't know anyone who appreciated Allen's films as much as she did and, at times, she felt a bit lonely. Barbara found Web sites devoted to Woody Allen's work, and she loved to spend time visiting them.
One day, she discovered that one of the Web sites had a discussion forum and, without a second thought, she joined the group.
Finally, Barbara had found people who liked her favorite films as much as she did, and she found herself spending more and more time online, talking to her new friends. and Charles lived in Europe, they hit it off immediately.
She especially enjoyed talking to Charles, one of the regulars. Charles shared Barbara's passion for films, and he seemed to have a lot of the same tastes and opinions.