The popular opinion these days is that social media is bad for a relationship. Couples who want to last long have been advised to desist from sharing too much on the internet.
Is social media really that big of a danger? Is there something wrong with sharing your love with the world? Well, as with anything else, there are benefits and disadvantages. And you ought to consider these benefits of sharing parts of your relationship on social media.
It can help you feel more secure
When you decide to ‘go steady’ with your partner, it’s not something that should happen in secret. It is a social event and it’s natural to want to share the news. Not only does this serve as a message to everyone around you that you have found a connection with one person, but it also makes you feel secure knowing your partner feels the same way. That’s where social media comes in. When you share each other’s pictures or a couple-y announcement, it’s a sign that you’re committed and you’re both on the same page.
You can show your appreciation in a more powerful way
There’s a difference between saying ‘thank you’ to your partner in private and expressing your pride in public. Even though it’s not necessary, publicly praising each other can be really good for your relationship. Being celebrated in public can be a confidence-booster.
You can create a portfolio of happy moments
Those vacation photos and other special moments in your relationship can actually be shared on social media. It’s not just about people following your story. It also gives you a chance to relive those moments as well.
To make sure you don’t overshare or cross a line, you and your partner should discuss what is allowed and what isn’t when it comes to your online activities. Don’t just assume you both have the same boundaries. Set the rules and stick by them. That’s how you prevent problems.
To get you started, here are six things about your relationship you shouldn’t post on social media.
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