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.
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.