A top UK marriage guidance service says that the Internet is becoming a significant factor behind the break-up of marriages, with one in ten people blaming it for their marital woes. Chief problems are partners spending more time online than with their family, and virtual infidelity.

It’s not surprising really – infidelity has always been around, and people are always looking for something to occupy their time, and the Internet is your big friend in this regard, says Angela Sibson of marriage guidance organization Relate.