Is oversharing a sign your relationship is doomed?
There are certain couples that every milestone, every anniversary and every step of their relationship is documented. It isn't just done on one person's Facebook page either - there are simultaneous posts, matching declarations and endless paragraphs declaring undying love. Well for those who find this sort of public display uncomfortable, there may be a bit of good news coming your way.
A recent study from the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin revealed that couples who fancy declaring their love on social media may not be as genuine as it appears.
The research found that people who are classified as “relationship oversharers” are said to feel insecure about how they are perceived and all the sharing could be about trying to convince others and maybe even themselves that their relationship is “going strong”, even if cracks are showing.
Researchers told Cosmopolitan: “On a daily basis when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings, they tended to make their relationships visible."
However there is a flip side to this coin - if your partner is super secretive about your relationship online, this could also be cause for concern. This should only be seen as a red flag, however, if your partner spends more time on other people's pages and also tries to keep no record of your relationship online. This could mean - you guessed it - that your beloved has a wondering eye.
So when it comes to social media, try and find a middle ground. Because even if this research is bogus, no one wants to see an endless stream of your love, seriously, not even your family does.
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