Increased risk of relationship breakdown
Social networks are not the best way to affect romantic relationships. Scientists figured out: the more often people visit such sites, the higher the risk of separation, emotional or physical infidelity.
This is not the only study with a similar result. Scientists considered There was no correlation between quarrels and use of various social networks and no big difference between Facebook*, Twitter and other sites. One of the reasons for disagreements is jealousywhich is not always unfounded.
It is the Internet led to the emergence of the term “microchanges”. These include various manifestations of online flirting, including numerous likes. Of course, a lot here depends on the suspicion of the partner, but it is obvious: there were no social networks – there were no such problems.
Increased the severity of the breakup
The “out of sight, out of mind” algorithm does not work if the former partners are virtually persecuted each other, check the pages of their current lovers, count likes, try on thoughtful statuses. Because of this, it becomes even more difficult to survive a breakup.
Easier to keep in touch
Even if family members have scattered all over the world, it is easier for them to keep in touch: grandmothers can follow the achievements of their grandchildren, adult children can always be in touch with elderly parents. Relatives have the opportunity to call in conference mode to chat.
At the same time, personal and online communication begin to compete. However, they are not always equal. Last thing rules out touch, and this is also a way of expressing emotions. That is why it is important to strive for balance.
Communicating live, you see the emotions and reactions of a person, empathy and the ability to correctly assess the true meaning of the words of the interlocutor develop, the skill of “reading” people is being developed, and communication is correctly built.
Expanded the circle of communication
At least potentially. Social networks allow you to communicate with a huge number of people from different parts of the world – there would be a desire. You can chat not only with a colleague or friend, but also with the stars – some celebrities read the comments and respond to them themselves.
Making connections just got easier. Before the advent of social media, this required active participation in industry events and communication. All this works now. You can also add people as friends on social networks, create cool posts in your feed, and periodically comment on other people’s posts.
This not only gives the illusion of acquaintance with a person. You see more ideas and resources, you are the first to know about interesting vacancies, you can ask for the opinion of professionals if you have questions.
However, there are nuances here. As social capital increases, the rich get even richer. But for those who have few connections, it is difficult to develop relationships.
The social circle is getting larger, but this does not relieve users of social networks from loneliness. Moreover, it can be “contagious”. According to research, if someone among your Internet friends is lonely, this may spread and on you. Moreover, the effect – albeit smaller – you will feel from “friends of friends.”
Your contribution to the feeling of loneliness contributes constant comparison of yourself with other users. It seems to a person that everyone else lives more interestingly. And at the same time, he spends watching the tape that precious time in which he could make his own life better.
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Relationships with subscribers are a priority for many. In social networks, we can present an ideal image of ourselves, there is an opportunity to filter out flaws. Meeting people offline, being yourself is becoming more and more difficult in society. Therefore, relationships with those with whom you have gone through a lot are so valuable: they know who you really are.
Complicated live communication
According to psychologist Elena Svetlaya, quite often clients began to come with such a problem: on the Internet it is easy to be sociable, open, relaxed, but when you meet in person, all this disappears.
People lose themselves, cease to trust themselves and see their true image – without retouching, without falsehood, without Internet embellishment. It is very important that in real life there is no opportunity to take a break to come up with a joke, to respond with sarcasm. People have forgotten how to react instantly!
There is only one antidote here: communicate more live.
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