New relationship statistics show a common cause of break ups – and it’s something we’re all doing
Spending a bit less time on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter may make your relationship stronger, according to new research.
While we’re not advising you abandon your chat on the Mother&Baby Facebook wall just yet, a UK poll of almost 2,000 people who ended a serious relationship or marriage in the last two years found that social media is often partly to blame.
Of those polled, 79 per cent said they used social media sites during their relationship and 54 per cent said they felt that these sites played a role in their breakups.
Some 34 per cent admitted their ex met a new love interest on a social media site and 17 per cent felt their other half neglected them in favour of social media.
It could also be a case of the grass in greener on social, as 12 per cent confessed to realising they weren’t happy in their relationship after seeing other loved-up couples photos and statuses online.
But meeting a new partner online has it’s own downsides: Those polled said that social media sites gave them a false sense of confidence with 23 per cent saying that they thought they knew their partner better than they actually did, because of their profiles on social media sites.
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