Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Relationship: How To Save Your Relationship From The Social Media Menace

The world has become a global village and alongside many people in relationships battle with the influence of social media on their love lives. Studies have shown that couples who use various social media platforms had more incidence of negative relationship outcomes, like cheating, breaking up, or getting divorced. Good news is you don’t need to deactivate your account to have a healthy relationship. Follow these rules to make sure social media habits aren’t sabotaging your bond:
Avoid the premature relationship-status change: Relationship experts agree that the worst social media faux pas is becoming “Facebook official” before you’re actually official. You should also hold off on posting about a date or sharing photos of you two together before you’ve become a couple. When a relationship is in its fragile dating stage, it’s very important to have privacy. Intimacy needs privacy to grow.
Stop mindlessly browsing: Even if you’re just mindlessly scrolling through your feed while watching TV with your partner, it can give off the impression that they’re not as important to you. So it’s smart to limit your daily posting and tweeting—especially if you’re often sneaking a peak at your newsfeed while you’re together.
Log off when you’re upset:  If you just had a fight or you’re going through a rough patch, step away from the computer (or your phone). Since your newsfeed can be filled with everything from humblebragging couples to photos of your (fitter than ever) ex, it can be filled with landmines that make you feel bad about your relationship—or worse. 
Friend exes with caution: One of the riskiest features of social media is that it makes it super easy to connect and communicate with an ex or old crush, which is why the common debate—can exes stay friends?—is only amplified online.
Brag a little bit: Not all social media habits are relationship kryptonite. In fact, couples who regularly post profile pictures with their partners and share things about their relationship online are also more likely to feel happier about their bonds, according to a new study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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