How Does Social Media Affect Relationships

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Does Social Media Have Bad Effects on Relationships? Do you think you would be connected to as many people if there were no social media? Do you think social media puts a strain on relationships? I believe that social media does have a bad effect on relationships, even though social media is sometimes good for finding them in the first place. Think about all the relationships you have been in, and the relationships you have heard your friends tell you about. I bet you could tell me at least two stories where one of the partners in the relationships found something on social media suspicious. For example, you see something suspicious on your partner’s page or your friend’s partner page, it is going to put a strain on your relationship because …show more content…
Sara Altschule who is a writer, relationship expert, and has her masters in counseling psychology, wrote an article on what you signs should alert you. The first one was inappropriate behavior. The type of behavior she was talking about was, if your partner likes or comments under pictures that make you feel awkward, it is a problem. Or if your partner is talking to random girls asking them about their day and flirting, it is problem. Altschule says “it might be an innocent explanation, but if it makes you feel uncomfortable, you have the right to speak up.” (Altschule) I agree you should speak up, because if you do not they will think that behavior is acceptable and it will lead to other unacceptable behaviors. Alstchule says “is it is okay to be private on your social media accounts. However, if your significant other is too private, this could be a red flag.” (Altschule) If you cannot post your companion or change your status on your social media this is a huge red flag. When you are in a relationship you want everyone to know. I think it is very suspicious if you tell your partner they cannot be on your social media because you want to keep your relationship private. That sounds like your hiding your partner from something else. The third red flag, are suspicious picture. Examples of these compromising pictures according to Altschule, is like a …show more content…
In the article Social Media Plays a Big Role in Long Distance Relationships by Natalie Shoemaker it talks about the pros and the cons. Yes, social media does help you know what the partner is doing when you are not around but researchers from the article said “those in long-distance relationships used social networking sites as a way to keep tabs on each other, gauging involvement and commitment in the relationship (read: sniffing out infidelity). As a result, those in long-distance relationships were also more likely to become jealous of something on their partner 's social networking site.”(Shoemaker) Is this really a committed healthy relationship? No, it is not and social media once again adds to the pressure of wondering if your partner is doing something inappropriate. So now you are worried about their social media and what they are doing when they are not on

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