What your social media posts could reveal about your relationship

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Your entire life is wrapped around your relationship

Being in love is good but it shouldn’t take away your individualism. A United States college, All Bright College, conducted a study that  measured the level of self esteem couples had in relation to their Facebook posts. The users who scored higher were those who were found to be posting pictures of them and their partners. This proved that the majority of people depended on the success of their relationship for them to feel any form of self worth.

Attempting to incite jealousy

Jealousy is a big deal in relationships. Your posts could be intented to rub your ex the wrong way, especially if the breakup was a messy one. Without using words, you’re indirectly trying to express your happiness to your ex and showing him what he missed out on. Experts advise that if you find yourself in this situation, it’s best you try working on your past relationship before moving on to a new one, or to talk to a professional.

The love is genuine

On the other hand, it could be that you’re genuinenly happy and in love and you can’t help share it with the world. The research also revealed that Facebook users with profile pictures of them with their boyfriends were found to be more content with their relationship and closer to their partners more than those with pictures of themselves.

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