man_taking_selfieSocial media is important to many people. You wake up in the morning and check your Facebook account, then you do it again at lunchtime and after work. You post random thoughts on Twitter and even pin your favorite things on Pinterest. Social media is how you keep up with the world around you and keep in touch with friends, family, and long-lost acquaintances.

It has revolutionized how people stay in contact with each other and pass around information. Social media has brought couples together, and at the same time, has torn relationships apart. While social media has become a blessing for many people, there are several reasons it could be ruining your relationship.

The practice of sexting and sending inappropriate messages has become a problem with many couples.

Ask yourself if any of the following five points apply to you. If any of them do then social media could at least be placing a barrier between you and your spouse. At worst it could be undermining your entire relationship.

1 – Ignoring Your Partner

When you walk down the street, dine at a restaurant, or even sit in the waiting room of a business, you may notice everyone has their faces buried in their smartphones. With the invention of smartphones, people are able to open up apps and check their social media sites at any given time. All of this attention to your smartphone and Facebook page may leave your partner feeling ignored. It is easy to get wrapped up in the social media world, but make sure you refrain from checking your accounts when you are supposed to be spending time with the one you love.

2 – Posts You Can’t Control

Have you ever had to explain a post on your social media page that your spouse or loved one saw as inappropriate? People share and like threads on people’s profile pages all the time, and some of these posts can be considered offensive, flirtatious, or even inappropriate to your partner. Many arguments, and even breakups, have been precipitated by seemingly innocent and harmless posts. Be careful of what you post on your pages and make sure others know not to post things on your page that may hurt the one that you love.

3 – Who You Are Connecting With

Not only should you pay attention to what you or others post on your page, you also should avoid connecting with people your partner may not want you to be in contact with. Social media has made it possible for people to reach out to those they have not seen or heard from in years, and this is not always a good thing. Think twice before friend requesting or sending a message to exes, as this could send you down an ugly path.

4 – Sneaking Around

Avoid messaging and having chat sessions that can be viewed as you sneaking around behind your partner’s back. The practice of sexting and sending inappropriate messages has become a problem with many couples. Be mindful of the messages you send, and ask yourself what your partner would think of them before you hit “send.” Written communication can be used as evidence against you if your partner is technologically savvy enough to navigate through your social media accounts.

While social media can be used as a tool to let your friends and family know you are thinking of them, this should not be your primary means of communication.

5 – Communicating with Your Partner

While social media can be used as a tool to let your friends and family know you are thinking of them, this should not be your primary means of communication.  You still have to actively engage with your partner in order to make the relationship work. Your partner needs attention, and this is the one person in life you should be having face-to-face and phone conversations with.

While social media has become a great tool to keep in contact with people and spread information around, it has the potential to hurt the one you love. It is OK to check your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, but be sure there is nothing posted on them that can compromise your relationship.

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