Well this comes as no surprise. The use of social media has being known to break up a few couples, even celebrity couples, but now a new study confirms it. According to the latest reports and studies Twitter and Facebook can lead to divorce and for sure infidelity; by leading to emotional and physical cheating, breakup and even divorce.
Not only do these social media outlets lead to inappropriate messages, conversations, hook ups and social media cheating it also gives an outlet for the “mistress” or other woman or man to expose the “cheater” and or put their relationship on blast, by posting pictures messages from the cheater.
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners. The results show that Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, including emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce.
Clayton surveyed 581 Twitter users of all ages, asking them questions about their Twitter use such as how often they login into Twitter, tweet, scroll the news-feed, send direct messages to others, and reply to followers.
Clayton also asked how much, if any, conflict arose between participants’ current or former partners as a result of Twitter use. Clayton found that the more often a respondent reported being active on Twitter, the more likely they were to experience Twitter-related conflict with their partner, which then significantly predicted negative relationship outcomes such as cheating, breakup and divorce.
And these conflicts happen regardless of the duration of your relationship because according to Clayton, “I found it interesting that active Twitter users experienced Twitter-related conflict and negative relationship outcomes regardless of length of romantic relationship. Couples who reported being in relatively new relationships experienced the same amount of conflict as those in longer relationships”
Read more on his study, named “The Third Wheel: The Impact of Twitter Use on Relationship Infidelity and Divorce,”
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