#Breakups: Is Social Media Affecting Your Relationship?
Written by Craig Rogers,
in Section Healthy Lifestyles
As social media trends grow in popularity, the effect they have on the way young adults handle dating and relationships becomes even more obvious.
From internet dating, to social media accounts, to the intricacies of emojis in texting, young adult trends have a heavy impact on the way young adults approach relationships. The question is, though: Do social media trends adversely or positively affect young adult relationships?
What Does Social Media Do To Relationships?
The internet is incredibly useful when it comes to keeping in touch with friends who live far away, sharing your daily activities, or just communicating with people around the world, it also comes with its downsides. There have been numerous cases in which social media situations, such as those that take place on Facebook and Instagram, have lead to couples having problems and breaking up. An attractive girl comments on another girl’s boyfriend’s Facebook status, and the accusations start flying. In fact, research has been done that concluded that people who spend a lot of time analyzing a partner’s Facebook page report having greater feelings of jealousy and mistrust. Furthermore, other studies show that people who linger on the pages of their exes end up having a much more difficult time getting over relationships. Young adults rely heavily on social media trends, such as Facebook statuses and the inclusion of hashtags in a Twitter or Instagram update. This leads to them misconstruing the situation, and creates problems in their relationships.
Does Social Media Encourage Young Adults to Cheat on Their Partner?
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