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How Social Media is Ruining Relationships

Updated on November 14, 2012

In a Relationship? Stay off Facebook!

I know I'm not the only one who sees the post-break up hate message on a Facebook status two seconds after the couple breaks up. Three days later, the status is deleted and the two people are happily in love again.

Facebook and Twitter ruin relationships. Simple. Instead of talking to each other about the problems in the relationship, each party runs to social media to vent his or her feelings.

Number one piece of advice: If you and your significant other both have Twitters, block each other! I can't imagine a better night, fighting with your boyfriend/girlfriend and then stalking their Twitter until they stop tweeting for five minutes so you can finally go to bed. It's exhausting.

Facebook is even worse! Everyone knows when you break up. Some people even have the audacity to "like" the updated relationship status. Jane broke up with John? Oh, she's on the market now. LIKE. Maybe I should message her to ask what happened...

Social media is poisonous to a healthy relationship. Instead of two people being involved with just each other, two people are involved with each other and the other billion people using social media.

You have friends? Stay off Facebook!

Not only does social networking affect romantic relationships, it affects friendships as well. Are you and your BFF fighting? Go check their Twitter. Look for sub-tweets (for those non-Twitter users, a sub-tweet is a subliminal message/tweet) about you.

"Jennifer, did you see what Becky just tweeted? She just said that I was annoying."

"She actually called you annoying?"

"No, but I know it was about me."

How do you know? How do you know Jennifer was talking about you when she could have talked about that girl in her biology lab who won't stop talking.Twitter allows people to jump to conclusions, which in the end leads to hurt feelings.

Facebook keeps face-to-face conversation out of a friendship. Instead of going out to lunch to catch up, people can just Facebook chat their old college pal and see what they're up to.

Social networking has decreased the personal, intimate connections that friends can have with each other. Technology has taken over.

Have parents? Stay off Facebook!

I can speak for myself, but my parents are just learning the new technological ropes. They have about 100 friends on Facebook, but they rarely log on. Of course, the first thing they did was request me. Well, okay. I guess we can be friends. Then they start commenting on all my stuff.

Mom and Dad...please stop! The last thing I need to do is talk to you on Facebook. I love you guys, but stop. I can call you, text you, write you a letter. I just do not want to Facebook message you.

My dad just recently got a Twitter. He forced my sister to take her last name off of her account because her "language was so foul." She ended up blocking him and he hasn't gotten on Twitter after that.

This may just be my own personal experience, but the best bet is to keep yourself away from your parents on social networking. You can add that to the list of ways they have to check up on you.


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