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Social Media Addiction Among Mentally Ill: Could Infidelity Hold the Answer?

Social media has stealthily become interwoven in our daily activities. Increased access to smartphones/gadgets and ubiquitous user-friendly applications have made it easy to connect with others with a mere swipe. These applications are designed to encourage maximum ‘dwell…
Lack Of Love

Why People Fall in Love Only to Stumble Out of it?

Marriage is an extremely complex relationship with an unpredictable destiny. Research involving separated or divorced couples signaled that lack of love is one of the two most cited reasons for divorce; the other reason is either an extramarital affair or communication…
Romantic Alternatives

Is Your Partner Pursuing Romantic Alternatives?

If your answer is ‘yes’ then read on Interest in alternatives is a manifestation of low commitment. Researchers have found that social media is used to solicit romantic alternatives, irrespective of one’s relationship status. Romantic partners experiencing low…

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Social Media Addiction in Committed Relationships: What Factors Make Partners More Susceptible to Social Media Addiction?

What Factors Make Our Romantic Relationship Vulnerable? Excessive social media use adversely affects romantic relationships due to jealousy, envy, suspicion, surveillance, and infidelity. Social media use is linked with low relationship commitment due to the presence of online alternative romantic partners with whom time and emotions are invested regularly. Research QuestionWhat factors make…
Social Media

Can Social Media Use Adversely Impact Our Physical Health?

In many people, the mere thought of having no access to social media will induce goose bumps. Social media is integrated into our daily lives such that the “fear of missing out” on social media information may have caused us to be hyper-connected. The constant need of staying connected to peers, media content, and online services may have detrimental health consequences. There may be multiple…
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Social Media

The 24-Hour Day: Can We Reclaim the Time Invested in Virtual Relationships?

Maintaining virtual relationships is time-consuming. Time spent online cannot be reclaimed later to be spent with family. Extant research suggests that social media may be jeopardizing the primary romantic relationship. Individuals, irrespective of gender, consider some of their virtual ‘friends’ as romantic alternatives. Romantic alternatives are perceived as relationship insurance or a…
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Mental Health

Social Media Addiction Among Mentally Ill: Could Infidelity Hold the Answer?

Social media has stealthily become interwoven in our daily activities. Increased access to smartphones/gadgets and ubiquitous user-friendly applications have made it easy to connect with others with a mere swipe. These applications are designed to encourage maximum ‘dwell time’ (average time spent on the website/application), stretch ‘scroll depth’ (how far down the webpage is viewed)…
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Lack Of Love

Why People Fall in Love Only to Stumble Out of it?

Marriage is an extremely complex relationship with an unpredictable destiny. Research involving separated or divorced couples signaled that lack of love is one of the two most cited reasons for divorce; the other reason is either an extramarital affair or communication difficulties (Kayser & Rao, 2006). Falling in love may occur without much deliberation like the famous “love at first sight.
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