Let's face it; we all love social media. It's become a staple in our modern society. I mean, do you really even exist if you're not on social media? Okay, that may be taking it too far… In any case, almost everyone is on social media and recent studies have shown that things like Facebook can actually take a detrimental toll on your relationship. If you're worried that social media could be destroying your romance, check out four ways that social media ruins relationships below:
1. You Compare Yourself To Other Couples
One of the worst things about social media in general is that it encourages you to compare yourself to others. This especially happens when it comes to your relationship. You may see the cute pictures that your friends post with partners and you think that they have the perfect relationship. This can cause you to compare their relationship to your own and begin to doubt if your relationship is as strong as other people's relationships. The truth is that people typically only show the good stuff about their lives on social media. The couple that seems so perfect on Instagram or Facebook may actually be fighting 24/7 in reality.
2. It Can Facilitate Infidelity
While social media isn't going to turn someone into a cheater, it definitely makes it easier to cheat. Your partner can meet someone new online and begin an emotional relationship with someone through private messages completely unbeknownst to you. Many relationships have fallen apart because one partner began an affair through social media that eventually manifested into reality.
3. It Causes Unnecessary Arguments
There are a lot of unnecessary arguments that happen in every relationship. While it's normal to have arguments, it helps if you can try to avoid as many of these trivial arguments as possible. One way to do that is to not use social media. Social media leads to so many unnecessary arguments. You might be mad at your partner for not posting enough photos of you. Your partner may be mad at you for “liking” a post from an ex. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to all the silly disagreements that social media can cause.
4. You Share TMI About Your Relationship
We've all done this: Been upset about something and vented about it on social media. Emotions can compel you to share too much on social media and this is something you really don't want to do when it comes to your relationship. You may be mad at your partner and say some awful things about them online that you later regret. However, once it's out there, you can't take it back.