Melissa noticed that her husband was standing very close to one woman in particular.
She told The Huffington Post that the two of them were whispering to each other and getting "a little too handsy." Both of them had their phones out, apparently texting one another.
elissa* and her husband got together when they were both 19 years old and married when they were 28.
Their marriage had its ups and downs: They went to counseling several times, and Melissa always suspected that her husband wasn't entirely faithful.
Melissa said the text messages were what drove her to dissolve the marriage. I’d rather he just screw somebody and get it over with," she told Huff Post. I think any type of intimacy that you have outside of your marriage with somebody else is a form of cheating." It seems many people agree with Melissa. In a 2011 piece for Gizmodo, Sam Biddle described it this way: "It's not If I just send you an unsolicited cell snapshot of my junk, I'm not a sexter -- I'm a pervert.
He also noted that plenty of women are just looking for no-strings-attached hookups.
Weiner may have been the subject of extensive public ridicule, but he's hardly alone when it comes to sexting.
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center poll, 9 percent of adult cell phone owners have sent a sext of themselves -- defined in this case as a sexy photo or a video -- to someone else, and 20 percent of cell phone owners have received a sext. A full 44 percent of cell phone owners between the ages of 18 and 24 reported receiving sexts in 2013, as did 22 percent of cell phone owners ages 25 to 34. According to a 2011 survey of almost 5,200 users of Ashley Madison, a social networking site that describes itself as "the most famous name in infidelity and married dating," 60 percent of women and nearly 50 percent of men said they'd sexted with someone outside their relationship, suggesting a solid correlation between infidelity and sexting.
These women may not be getting enough validation from their partner, so they're looking for a way to feel wanted.
"Healthy women in intimate, committed relationships will not tend to sext," said Weiss.