How Social Media Affects Relationships

Amairani De La Sancha

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Maintaining relationships in this digital ages is kind of difficult because of the added pressures that come along with have a social and online life. Building relationships with other people is a part of being who we are-human. We are social beings who need someone to listen to our problems and what else we have going on in our lives. We crave each other’s attention whether constantly. The relationships we build with our family, friends and significant others are crucial to who we are in society. The people who we surround ourselves with are the ones who will influence us the most on who we want to be or who we turn out to be.

When people have relationships, they feel like they belong somewhere and no longer feel alone. It is important to try and keep up with all relationships because it is a part of having a good mental health. Although social media platforms have made it easier and fun to connect with your friends, family and significant others there are disadvantages for using them. For instance, if you are in a committed relationship with someone it is not a good idea to message or flirt with other people online.

If you like someone’s pictures and you have a partner you must make sure that they know of your actions or else social issues arise. Sometimes relationships don’t work out because of the things people do online. Though it isn’t the social media platforms themselves that are causing issues it is the individuals actions and social media just happens to be a part of it. The online world causes jealously among peers because depicting the perfect life can get you more likes and make you feel less lonely.

The online world also gives people to be truly themselves, but it also gives people the opportunity to make up for the lives they may not like. Next time you are out and about with your family, friends or partners make sure to give them your undivided attention because time passes by so fast and the moments we create are very important. The online world isn’t going anywhere, but the memories you create with your loved ones are vital to your world. After all, we are all humans who crave love and support from one another.

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