People Who Post About Their Relationships All The Time ‘Aren’t Actually Happy’ & More Likely To Split Up

News just in, it turns out that those who plaster their relationship all over social media are the ones most likely to split up. Who’d have thought it?

Y’know the ones we are on about, the couples that make you throw up a little bit in your mouth after posting yet another unnecessarily lengthy rant about their undying love, accompanied with a grim snogging pic with their S.O.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, sexologist Nikki Goldstein said that couples who seem more in love online could be covering up their insecurities or troubles they’re currently having.

She said:

Often it’s the people who post the most who are seeking validation for their relationship from other people on social media.

The likes and comments can be so validating that when someone is really struggling, that’s where they get their up from – not the person making the gesture, but what other people will say about it.

To be fair you probably don’t have to be an expert to work that out, but she’s really hit the nail on the head.

Goldstein also claimed that people that shout about their relationship from the highest rooftops of social media could also be doing it to not-so-subtly to show their possession of their partner.

Essentially they’re saying, ‘Hey, this person is mine,’ or they’re sending signals to an ex to ‘back off.’ Either way, it’s a self-motivated move and won’t benefit the relationship.

If you’re reading this and panicking that this could be you, then she recommends asking yourself these questions.

“Are we the same in the real world, away from our screens, and are we more concerned about how the relationship actually is, or are we more interested in how it looks online?”

If it’s the latter you may want to give Facebook a break and with that give us all a fucking break too.



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