Facebook is not going away. It has become a primary means of daily communication for people, and is a vital part of our daily lives. Therefore, Facebook needs to be a regular discussion item for couples. In addition to friending exes and sharing passwords, other topics to incorporate into the conversation include personal guard rails, online boundaries for your relationship, and accountability. (If you need help on this, an entire section in our book, Facebook and Your Marriage walks couples through talking through these issues.)
A doctoral student from University of Missouri School of Journalism found that the more someone is using Facebook then the more likely they will get into conflict with his or her partner. In the study, recipients were asked how often they used Facebook and how much conflict arose because of Facebook. Turns out that high levels of Facebook use can predict terrible outcomes like cheating, breaking up, and even divorce.
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