If You Want Your Relationships To Last, Stay Away From Social Media

Social media has become a big part of our everyday lives. We spend an inordinate amount of time updating our social media and checking what other people are up to every chance we get. We may not realize the impact it has on our lives and how much it affects us right now, but we will in the long run. It can potentially destroy how we look at the world, our relationships and ourselves.

Here are the reasons why:

  1. Envy

We tend to get envious by other people’s lives, that we feel like we have to compete. Even if we are fully aware that not everything that they share is real, we still want to get ahead or surpass them every step of the way. We don’t ever want to get left behind.

  1. Over-sharing

It’s so easy to stalk people on different social media accounts because as much as we hate to admit it, we are guilty of over-sharing. It has become a chronic habit that affects our way of life. Most of the time we lose sight of what’s really important, and forget to enjoy and live in the moment because we are so busy taking pictures, videos and sharing them on social media for all our friends to see, and watching and reading their posts as well. Also, we become too vain and too full of ourselves.

Sometimes we want to connect too much through the use of social media that we get disconnected from the real world. We post passive-aggressive statuses than actually talk to the person and solve the problem. People always know what’s going on in our relationship and they can’t help but try to pry and interfere.

  1. Social media brainwashing

We get brainwashed by the information we read or see on social media, especially when all the people we know seem to be joining the bandwagon of the latest trends. Social media greatly influences how we think and shape our beliefs, as we grow older.

  1. Cheat and get away with it

Cheating has never been this easy. Sometimes we meet someone we like and then find him or her on social media. We can talk to them and make ourselves and our friends believe that nothing is going on because, after all, we’re just talking. We cheat on our partners because we know we can easily get away with it. But, on the other hand, it’s also easy to spy on your partner and check if they’re cheating on you, if they aren’t careful.

  1. Never ending drama

It’s almost inevitable to escape all your friends’ drama on social media. One morning you wake up and feel good only to get upset with what you’ve read on your Newsfeed. You can’t help but write a comment, especially when you’re involved. Oftentimes, you also unintentionally create drama by writing posts regarding your current feelings or relationships.

All of these can greatly affect our lives and destroy our relationships. Sometimes, it’s really a good decision to just unplug, disconnect from our online world to be able to reconnect with our true selves. Only then, we’ll get to enjoy and live in the moment.

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