Is Facebook killing your relationship mojo?

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imageIs your relationship in the toilet? Look no further than social media as a possible culprit.

No, not Manhunt, or Craigslist. Though those could be a problem, too. We’re talking about Facebook and a new study that claims “increased Facebook use significantly predicts Facebook-related jealousy” in romantic relationships. Meaning: Spending more time with Facebook and trouble with your partner is bound to follow.

The study, published in CyberPsychology & Behavior Journal, looked at the effect of Facebook use on the romantic relationships of college students. What it found is that the more time spent on Facebook, the more it fueled troublesome behaviors including increased snooping, jealously, addiction to your partner’s profile and misunderstandings.

In other words, Facebook can be the virtual equivalent of a drunken night in the gayborhood.

Read the full study.


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