For many people these days, logging into Facebook is the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing at night – not to mention the scores of times in-between.
But, are social networking sites good for you? They are, without a doubt, a very easy way to keep in touch with family and friends but according to new research, they can also wreak havoc in our romantic relationships.
Research has found that relationship breakdowns are more likely to occur when Facebook and other sites were used excessively, and it’s all down to jealousy rearing its ugly head.
This new study has revealed that some people jealously monitor their partner’s activity or even to reconnect with ex-partners (two big no, no’s!) – and this can lead to arguments.
From emotional and physical cheating to break-up and divorce, ‘Facebook-induced jealousy’ significantly increased the risks for couples of all ages – with most of the bust-ups inflamed by the site.
According to the study, couples who are just starting out should steer clear from the site, while cutting back to a moderate, healthy level of Facebook use is advised for all couples in a bid to help reduce conflict.
What are your thoughts? Has Facebook ever come between you and your other half?