I have not seen even one person who would deny the fact that social media has affected every area of life, including relationships. Social media has helped millions to find friends, build and grow businesses, get support. But the overuse and misuse have harmed more lives, marriages and people than we can imagine.
I am creating this series of social media impact on relationships (business, social, family, friends) and the first in the series covers how social media affects romantic relationships.
Is social media affecting relationships?
The short answer is yes, overuse or misuse of social media can put a dent in marriages and love relationships. One of the studies suggests that if you’re dating people which share too much tend to have a lower relationship satisfaction. According to Thrive Global, around 50% of a study’s users reported negative effects on their relationship after using social media proving how social media destroys relationships.
Social media can be addictive
The biggest side-effect (or the ultimate result) of social media and relationships is the addiction.
With so much information, flashy content, it’s easy (and natural) to get addicted to social media. As a social media coach, I get at least 2 messages every day seeking help to get rid of social media addiction. Social media addiction affects all areas of your life but it messes up your personal and love relationships more than we can imagine.
With people spending hours on social media every day, it’s easy to see how their loved ones can be neglected. This is why it’s important to think about priorities and what really matters in your life.
Before you realize what disaster overuse of social media is doing to your romantic relationships, it’s important to acknowledge that you’re addicted.