A study published in Computers in Human Behavior found a 20 percent increase in Facebook enrollment was associated with a 2.18 to 4.32 percent increase in divorce rates.
Ask an Expert: Psychologist Dr. Tina McClaire gives her take on healthy social media behavior for couples.
Warding off temptation and keeping nosy people at bay seem to be the two most pressing concerns when in a relationship and on social media, says psychologist Dr. Tina McClaire. She adds that there’s been a dramatic shift in the way people see themselves because of the Internet.
“Some of my clients, even middle-aged ones, have admitted that they are guilty of having jealous feelings associated with what they see on Facebook and Instagram,” she says.
However, McClaire believes there is a middle ground. “Try to share your most personal moments with family and only friends who are very close. And anything/anyone that has the potential to threaten your relationship, delete it and them!”