If you think social media is harming your relationship because of what you post, what your partner posts, what you see or what you don’t see, then please step back, take a deep breath and check out these four tips to help stop social media from ruining your relationship.
Unplug and take a social media break
We don’t need to be online all day, every day. It’s damaging. If you find social media is starting to make you feel “some sort of way,” step away from it. Maybe you need the weekend off or maybe you need to walk away for a week or a month. The world won’t stop spinning, and you can get right back to things when you feel mentally prepared to do so.
Remember that you are only seeing a part of the story
Please don’t get caught up in comparing your relationship to anyone else’s. You are only seeing a part of their story. Even the happiest couples have challenging moments. Focus on your own journey with your partner, and keep it moving.
Don’t expect much from it
Don’t expect much from social media. It’s a space that countless people can access, and you won’t always agree with everything you see. Keep your feelings out of it. People share what they want to share, and it’s not always truthful. Don’t expect much from your social media experiences. Share your personal truth, connect with people and enjoy life.
Don’t use it to air out your dirty laundry
This is the biggest social media no-no. The world doesn’t need to know how pissed off you are at your partner. This will harm your relationship without a doubt. If you have nothing positive or neutral to post about your relationship, stick to other topics or take that social media break.