Relationships are all fun and games, until social media comes into play. Apps like Facebook and Instagram can be entertaining and allow us to zone out and distract ourselves with other people’s lives, but at what price?
We’ve all heard of that couple who had an argument over that new “friend” on Facebook. Or maybe you’ve had multiple tiffs with your boyfriend over his never-ending liking of girls’ selfies. Relationships mixed with social media can be tricky, so it’s important to be aware of these eight ways it could become destructive.
Losing the Connection
You and your partner just made a wonderful dinner together, you’ve poured the glasses of wine and are about to sit down for a lovely date. As you start engaging in conversation, his phone lights up and he grabs his phone like it’s second nature.
Once he’s on his phone, you decide to check yours in the meantime. Now you’ve got yourself a couple that isn’t truly connecting. Somehow, when couples become more comfortable with each other, the cell phones start to come out of hiding. Unfortunately, you lose the real connection between just the two of you when you connect through social media.