Teenagers aren’t the only ones experiencing the dark side of social media. Couples of all ages are struggling with comparison, how much is “too much” to share online, and spending quality time zoned out while scrolling their Instagram feed.
Have you ever:
Battled with your partner to stage the perfect Instagram photo?
Vented about your spouse on Facebook?
Scrolled social media mindlessly with your partner sitting next to you?
Most of us can say yes to some, if not all, of these scenarios. These actions are damaging to your relationship if done on a consistent basis.
To get a better understanding of your social media use, consider when you are using it, how you feel before you reach for the phone, and how you are hoping to feel during or after use. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you choose alternate actions in the moments when social media is not your best outlet.
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about how to set boundaries with social media use to preserve your relationship and your emotional well-being.