Social media can be trouble for relationships, but if you are aware of the pitfalls, take precautions, and are honest with yourself, you can safeguard your relationship. There are a four major aspects of social media sites which make them minefields for relationships. 1. Most people minimize what they are doing on them. Users view them as "innocent." The justifications are "I only tweet him a little", "It's harmless flirtation” or "It's not like I'm cheating or having an affair."
Instant and exciting connections made through social media make infidelity more tempting than ever. This makes it all the more important to maintain honesty and clear communication with your partner. Read more from this relationship expert and don't let social media ruin your bond!
Despite the hot craze, researchers in the UK are saying that your selfies could be damaging your friendships, relationships with colleagues and (most importantly), your relationship with your SO. So, should you quit the selfie system? Here's what guys had to say about the solo picture trend.
Thank you, social media. It was only a matter of time before celebrities would post sexy selfies as they're hitting the sheets—and we are not complaining one bit. It's refreshing to go behind the red carpet razzle-dazzle and into celebrities' bedrooms. Prepare to see one sexy vampire shirtless with a come-hither stare, a pop star puckering up, a starlet in bed with multiple partners, and so much more. Sweet dreams!
From openly gay singer Ricky Martin to President Barack Obama, celebs took to Twitter to show their love for gay couples everywhere.
Thought they were overcompensating? A study found that people who post about the relationship on social media are more secure in their marriages than people who don't post as often.
Social media has created an anti-privacy culture. Researchers are studying how people use social media, and what it could reveal about your personality.
It's hard out there for a single girl. Here, six women let us in on their most disturbing, humiliating, and sometimes funny (in retrospect, of course) stories of digital dating gone terribly wrong.
We live in an amazing age where there are so many methods of communication open to us, so many ways to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. However, in the case of our most intimate relationships, sometimes the best communication methods are the old-fashioned ones. In fact a recent article in Australia’s News.com stated that Oxford University psychologists found husbands and wives who kept in touch using technology ha
I’m from a huge extended family, so I spent most of my formative years changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and chasing after younger cousins. By the time blogs and social media rolled around, I’d already heard enough for a lifetime. I couldn't understand all the public over-sharing by new parents. Then I took in a teen from the foster care system, and everything changed.
For every Facebook article extolling its virtues, there’s another that warns of its dire social consequences. Do we feel validated by our social media friends, or devastated by them? Does Facebook increase our loneliness, or help us feel connected? The key to determining whether you’re on-line too much or need more face-time is to consider how you use social media, and how you experience the consequences.
Social media has been a wonderful way to bring people together, reconnect with former classmates, brag about your children and share more information than most people are actually interested in. I’m typically quite entertained by Facebook posts or tweets from clever, funny people. Unfortunately, social media also attracts many who use it as a place to bully, demean, argue, rant, complain, swear, and generally work to make the rest of us miserable. I’ve wisely hid or unfriended these people yet periodi
I’m sure there have been more stories about social media hurting a budding relationship than helping it, but let’s play devil’s advocate and examine the other side. Is it actually possible for social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and the like) to improve a relationship?