Online Romance Turns Sour

According to Ananova a couple have divorced after an online romance ….. with each other.
The Bosnian couple were chatting to each other online and both thought that they had found their soulmates.

Sana Klaric, 27, and husband Adnan, 32, from Zenica, poured out their hearts to each other over their marriage troubles, and both felt they had found their real soul mate.
The couple met on an online chat forum while he was at work and she in an internet cafe, and started chatting under the names Sweetie and Prince of Joy.

They eventually decided to meet up – but there was no happy ending when they realised what had happened.

Now they are both filing for divorce – with each accusing the other of being unfaithful.

Could you imagine the shock on their faces when they finally saw who it was they had been talking to all this time?

Sana said: “I thought I had found the love of my life. The way this Prince of Joy spoke to me, the things he wrote, the tenderness in every expression was
something I had never had in my marriage.

“It was amazing, we seemed to be stuck in the same kind of miserable
marriages – and how right that turned out to be.

“We arranged to meet outside a shop and both of us would be carrying a
single rose so we would know the other.

“When I saw my husband there with the rose and it dawned on me what had
happened I was shattered. I felt so betrayed. I was so angry.”

I find the whole thing a little comical but very sad at the same time.

It would seem that both of these people were projecting the person that they wanted to be rather than who they really were.

Could you imagine what a rich marriage they could have shared if they’d put the effort into becoming the people that they wanted to be rather than just pretending that’s who they were? They obviously both knew what the other person wanted in a relationship but they weren’t prepared to put in the effort to do the hard work with each other. How incredibly sad.

I suppose it goes to show how easy it is to be a different person online to the person we are in reality.

Would your family and friends recognise your online persona? Are you making every effort to become the person that everyone online thinks you already are?

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Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

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  • Now this is really sad… Though I fail to understand why the woman felt betrayed – she did the same thing after all?
    To answer the question if family and friends would recognize me as the person I am “offline” – yep, I think so. Though blogging suggests you are extraverted, which I am rather not 😉

  • Thank you for your help today and so speedy too even while on the air! I appreciate your help, we now have a truck organised.

    I can’t help but smile too, just sad they couldn’t communicate more and fix things but I suppose some things are just not fixable sometimes.

    Yip, I’m the very same ‘oll person online as off line, probably even more honest online as off, pouring heart and soul out 🙂 I can have my private moments more in real life.

  • I was amazed to read this article and partly guilty because I did find the “right” guy online (if you call 1990 internet)

    I think what would be surprising to others is pretty common for us. My husband has his laptop and I have mine. (different makers too) and we have on occasions IM while in the same room…for me, i can talk but i don’t know if he hears…lol but if he texts…then i know he IS listening…

    just food for thought that it may not be such a bad thing for a couple to doing (knowingly)!

  • It’s sad because they could have used this opportunity to rediscover each other. They were both disappointed in the marriage but had rekindled the spark online… discovering that they had been talking to their spouse all this while could have been a reminder of “why I fell in love with this person in the first place”. And an indication that there was something worth working on here, something worth saving.

  • I reckon I’m pretty much the same in ‘real life’ as I am online and that’s what I aim for. I know of some people in real life who appear really nice then I’ve read their blog and been shocked at the content.

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