WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: According to a new study, if you include your significant other in your social media posts, the act increases the feelings of intimacy and satisfaction. It also helps to counter the negative effects on your romantic relationship.
That is the takeaway from a series of five studies conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon Universityand the University of Kansas. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’.
The researchers found that sharing information online can do more harm to romantic relationships than good. They did, however, find a way to counteract its negative effects. If you often post about your life, include your better half in the post.
The research is the first of its kind to systematically examine how different circumstances can affect whether a partner perceives their loved one’s online disclosure to be positive or negative.
“Prior research has shown that self-disclosure positively affects offline relationships,” said study author Dr Juwon Lee.