25 Mar

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Social media has become a significant part of our daily lives, with millions of people using various platforms to connect with others and stay updated on news and events. However, while social media can be a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family, it can also have negative effects on your marriage.

It can be addicting far worse than any drug or other substance if you are not careful. And the addiction can have catastrophic consequences to your marriage.

Social media is causing a huge spike in suicides among teens, and depression and divorce with married couples and adults. Social media can destroy everything we love and hold dear if we are not careful.

As our audience knows, we love doing polls so people can see what other married couples just like themselves think in regards to certain topics, so we did a poll on social media and asked how many people compare themselves to others and 86% responded that comparison has hurt their marriage. When you compare your life or marriage to others, you will begin to think that your marriage sucks, and how can that be good..

The Ways Social Media Can Hurt Your Marriage

  • Comparison: Social media is full of carefully curated images and posts that often present an idealized version of people’s lives. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy or jealousy as you compare your own life to the seemingly perfect lives of others. This can create resentment or dissatisfaction in your marriage. This reason alone is the cause of so many marital issues.
  • Communication breakdown: Social media can be a significant distraction and can take away time spent communicating with your spousee. Instead of engaging in meaningful conversation, you may find yourself scrolling through your feed. This can create distance and disconnection in your relationship.
  • Infidelity: Social media can make it easier to connect with others outside of your relationship, which can lead to emotional or physical infidelity. Flirting, sexting, and other types of inappropriate behavior can occur on social media platforms, which can damage your marriage or relationship.
  • Addiction: Social media can be addictive and lead to compulsive behavior and a lack of control over usage. This can lead to neglect of your spouse or other important aspects of your life.
  • Misunderstandings: Social media can create misunderstandings and misinterpretations of messages or posts, leading to unnecessary conflicts or arguments between spouses.

You can also check out another great article on our blog titled “The impact social media can have on your relationship and marriage.” This article provides a lot more statistics and polls that we did as well as boundaries you can establish, personal experiences we have had, how addictive it is an many other topics and valuable information.

Tips To Help

To prevent social media from hurting your marriage, it’s essential to set boundaries and establish healthy habits around social media usage. Here are some tips:

  • Limit your social media time to a specific amount each day.
  • Turn off notifications or put your phone away during designated times with your spouse.
  • Avoid comparing your life to others on social media.
  • Be mindful of your behavior online and avoid engaging in inappropriate conversations or behavior.
  • Communicate with your spouse about social media use and establish boundaries and expectations.

Some Facts About Social Media

Here are some statistics that highlight the impact of social media on marriages and individuals:

  1. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 81% of divorce lawyers surveyed reported an increase in the use of social media evidence in divorce cases over the past five years.
  2. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 42% of adult Facebook users reported feeling jealous or uncomfortable about the amount of time their spouse spends on the platform.
  3. A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior found that higher levels of social media use were associated with lower levels of marital satisfaction and higher levels of divorce.
  4. A survey conducted by the American Osteopathic Association found that 75% of couples reported that smartphones, computers, or tablets were interfering with their relationships.
  5. A study conducted by the University of Kansas found that heavy social media use was associated with a higher likelihood of experiencing Facebook-related conflict, which can lead to relationship dissatisfaction and lower levels of commitment.

These statistics highlight the negative impact that social media can have on marriage, including increased divorce rates, jealousy and conflict, decreased satisfaction and commitment, and interference with relationships. It’s essential for couples to be aware of the potential risks of social media use and to establish healthy habits and boundaries around its use to protect their relationship.

By being aware of how social media can negatively impact your marriage and taking steps to limit its effects, you can protect your relationship and strengthen your connection with your spouse.

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