By Faridah Nakazibwe
Social media have played a big part in our life. Is it positive or negative? We have heard a lot about romantic rendezvous through social media which many of them end in marriage. It is a pleasant fact indeed.
Too much anything is good for nothing. As the proverb said, an excessiveness can lead to something bad. Just like the social media, the excessive usage can be badly affected marriage.
Here are four negative effects commonly found on marriage as a result of the excessiveness usage of social media.
1-Losing the “Us Time”
A difficulty to avoid social media can make you fail to notice your surroundings, including your partner. A moment that should have been spent together is replaced by each of you scrolling down the social media’s pages. No wonder it often triggers a conflict.
Did you know that Instagram was the social medium that has the worst effect on mental health in 2017? A Britain-based survey, which asked 1,500 respondents aged 18-30 years old, published that Instagram contributed the most on self-negative effects, such as anxiety, depression, FOMO (fear of missing out) and bullying.
Many divorced couples confessed that they found it difficult to stop when browsing the internet, and even chose to continue browsing rather than spending time with their partners. As a result, they did not feel happy in their marriage life.
Marlyn Wei, a psychiatric and The Huffington Post’ s contributor, agreed to early studies that related social media usage with marriage, one of them said that high usage of Facebook can trigger jealousy. It is no surprise since Facebook lets anyone to see friends of friends, such as who was in the picture with your partner. Have you ever felt exaggerate with a high stream of information from social media? You should be careful, especially if the content relates to your partner.
Social media’s allurement is undoubtedly big. From shopping temptation to stalking on someone, each of them is difficult to be ignored if we have addicted to that instant information we receive just in seconds. E-meeting with someone new or catching up with an old fellow can possibly happen. Getting drowned in the virtual life with a new friend, or probably an ex-partner, in the social media is probably the scariest scandal in marriage life.
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