Social Media seems to provide an easy, convenient forum for people to rekindle or newly connect with others which may jeopardize a committed partnership.
Clients tell me that when communicating by social media with members of the opposite sex, it inflames and mood-alters which leads them to violate appropriate boundaries of their current relationship.
Why would people self sabotage their current partnership?
What is happening in the world of social media and relationships?
Access to others is anonymous, easy and endorphin-producing. When a person gets angry, bored, or lonely with their significant other, seeking connection on social media immediately assuages those negative feelings.
One can easily get lost in cyberspace and meet an unmet need.
Communicating clearly, openly and honestly with your spouse is preferable to going outside the relationship for satisfaction.
I suggest counseling if you find yourself or your partner seeking connection on social media, as it divides the intimacy in the relationship.