Social Media Affecting Relationships

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Social Media Affecting Relationships
Christina Mendoza
Grand Canyon University

Christina Mendoza
UNV 104
October 8, 2017
Jason Aroz
Social Media Affecting Relationships
More than half of the population uses some type or form of social media which is the formation of most relationships being developed. It has become an everyday essential and almost necessity. Social media, an addiction, that ultimately affects implicated relationships. If we’re honest, it can either make or break the relationship. Most may be concerned or ask how does social media actually affect relationships? Some simply need to be informed or acknowledge and contain an awareness of the affects social media basically acquires on one’s individual relationship.
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According to the text, people now prefer mediated communication over face-to-face communication (Wagner 2015). It is unfortunate, but with social media now as a necessity, it is now the preferable way to communicate, which causes incompetent communication within a relationship trying to be formed. “Keller argues that social media can burden face-to-face relationships. Face-to-face relationships lose complexity if people choose social media instead of interacting with friends and family” (Wagner, 2015 p.116). Communication is crucial, and if mediated communication is preferred over in person conversations then the conversation will ultimately become almost awkward when having an actual conversation in real life. However, relationships will develop rather than lose their quality if they can withstand the want or urge for mediated communication over face-to-face interactions with …show more content…
Social media has affected relationships by resulting in the determination of self-worth, inadequate communication and uncertainties in a relationship. Disregarding the speculations of others, social media absolutely does have an effect on relationships involved throughout. However, this is all based on someone’s own personal self-discipline and whether or not they find their worth in God or the people that they form a relationship with. From my own experiences, I have witnessed that social media has absolutely no place for a relationship to be established under because it portrays relationships in a negative aspect. Discovering and determining someone’s self-worth is resulted from the relationships being influenced by social media. Social media leads to inadequate Communication in a Relationship since it is not on a personal face- to-face level. Uncertainties in a relationship begin to develop as social media becomes the main priority and way of communication. Overall, it is proven that social media does have some type of effect on relationships despite the outcome being good or

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