Technology advancing at lightening speed has a great impact on the way people do things. It is not only businesses that use social media to market their products but the way people communicate have also changed dramatically. Many people are using social media networks as the main channels of communications. Billions of dollars are being spent on social media every year targeting singles and couples alike and this is a clear indicator on how active people are in terms of social networking. However, 67% of respondents in the last Relationships Australia Relationships Indicator Survey who said they frequently feel lonely regularly use SMS as a method of communicating with friends, family and/or a potential partner. Such networks as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Google+ etc. are among the most active social media networks.
There are different ways on how you can prevent social media from breaking your relationship with your partner, family members or friends. Some of these include:
In Counselling, we encourage people to create their own customized rules to prevent social media infiltrating their relationships and use it to enhance their connection. Here are some ideas for setting boundaries that we've found effective:
Wonder what ideas you can contribute?
If you have Children, model behaviour and respect for others you would hope they will reflect - especially when they are teenagers! As much as social media is an effective tool in strengthening relationships, it can also lead to their demise. Be responsible for everything you post, comment or share. Be responsible on social media usage!
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