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Focus on Facebook Could Mean Marital Mayhem — Dave’s Diary

I can’t wait to post this on Facebook!  No, wait—that’s the PROBLEM! Seems that researchers from a number of prominent universities got together to study the impact of Facebook on marriage.  The potential for trouble is real.  What they discovered is–If you want to stay married happily ever after–scale back how much you use Facebook.

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People who use Facebook a lot are more likely to experience Facebook-related conflict with their romantic partner, which can lead to emotional and physical cheating, breakup and even divorce.

Previous research has shown that when people who are in a romantic relationship are very involved with Facebook, they are more likely to monitor their partner’s page and comments, which can lead to feelings of jealousy.

Facebook-induced jealousy may lead to arguments concerning past partners and active Facebook users are also more likely to connect with–or reconnect with–former lovers, and that has the potential to lead to emotional and physical infidelity.

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