Is social media killing personal relationships?
There is a misconception going around that social media destroys relationships and that couples need to stay off the internet to enjoy a healthy union.
Personally, I don’t think social media ruins relationships; people do. The way you behave online is what makes or breaks your relationship.
Facebook or Twitter isn’t going to crumble your love life but your actions on those platforms may affect you negatively if you don’t act like a responsible person!
Rather than posting about your relationship problems online, communicate your needs directly to your partner, and don’t air them on social media for everyone to see.
The best person to talk to about the problems you’re experiencing in your relationship is the person you’re in the relationship with.
When you post about a problem online, you’re only seeking validation from other people which isn’t healthy in the long run.
One of my favorite social media relationship killer quotes is, “The best sign of a healthy relationship is no sign of it on Facebook or any other social platform.”
If you’re having issues with your romantic partner, try to work together to resolve them rather than looking for people who will side with you and prove them wrong.
You can also consider signing up for couples therapy if you’re struggling to fix your relationship issues.
When you portray fake love on social media, you’re only deceiving yourself and doing your relationship a lot of damage.
If you’ve been contemplating whether to keep your love life offline or not, here are 75 social media relationship killer quotes that’ll make you think twice.
QUOTES ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND RELATIONSHIPS
1. “When it comes to love and happiness, don’t compare your real life experiences to someone else’s seemingly perfect well-crafted social media posts.”— Germany Kent
2. “Just like using drugs and alcohol to numb the pain can — and does — lead to addiction, using social media to fill the void of relationships or other needs, often leads to addiction, as well.” — Mandy J. Hoffman
3. Relationships fall apart at that moment when communication ends and social media addiction begins.
4. The best relationships aren’t posted all over social media. You look like you need convincing of your own happiness when you share every tiny detail about your love life online.
5. Relationships are harder now because conversations become texting, arguments become phone calls, and feelings become status updates.
6. Relationships last longer when Facebook doesn’t know about them.
7. “Being online controls so much of our day that we often neglect to invest time with meaningful relationships offline.”— Germany Kent
8. “Human relationships used to be easy: you had friends, boy- or girlfriends, parents, children, and landlords. Now, thanks to social media, it’s all gone sideways.”— Susan Orlean
9. “You just have to be careful because social media can begin to affect personal things such as relationships, just to pinpoint. People have become so entitled as it relates to social media.”— Aeriel Miranda
10. Many people are unhappy in their relationships because they believe their love life is much worse off than somebody else’s projected image on social media.”— Germany Kent
QUOTES ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
11. If you really loved me, you’d say so on my Facebook wall’ … said no one in a healthy relationship ever.
12. “Social media isn’t creating the problems in our relationships; it’s only exposing the ones that already existed.”— Steve Maraboli
13. When it comes to relationships, they last longer when you don’t put all your problems on social media.
14. Relationships never work when someone constantly vents on social networks instead of communicating their feelings to their partner.
15. When you’re happy with someone in private, you don’t need to prove it on social media.
16. I feel like relationships would be much more successful if they weren’t so dependent on social media.
17. “I would say our social relationships are relatively shallow. We are actually afraid to be intimate, with people – many people even with their wives and husbands.”— Erich Fromm
18. “Talk to your partner and stop letting inboxes, likes, retweets ruin what you’re trying to build.” — Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
19. “When you don’t have many friends and you don’t have a social life you’re kind of left looking at things, not doing things. There’s a weird freedom in not having people treat you like you’re part of society or where you have to fulfill social relationships.”— Tim Burton
20. Relationships work best when two people work collaboratively to manage their boundaries around privacy. They thrive when partners feel invested in each other feeling safe, supported, and accepted – even when they need different amounts of intimacy and privacy.
QUOTES ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA RUINING RELATIONSHIPS
21. “Social media doesn’t ruin relationships… It reveals fake love.”— Babi Shakes
22. I don’t think social media ruins relationships; dishonesty and sneakiness do.
23. If Facebook ruins relationships then guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make you fat.
24. Social media doesn’t kill relationships, it merely reveals the lack of discipline in couples who use it.
25. I honestly don’t believe that social networks ruin relationships. Unstable relationships and lack of trust ruin relationships.
26. If you let social networks ruin your relationship, your bond simply wasn’t strong enough.
27. Social media doesn’t ruin relationships; acting single on it does.
28. Technology is killing relationships because we tend to give our phones more attention than we do our partners.
29. “We are forgetting how to communicate. Adults are letting “social media” ruin their relationships.”— Tony A. Gaskins Jr
30. Facebook and Twitter don’t ruin your relationship. Choosing to post your personal business and inappropriate flirting does.
STOP POSTING YOUR PROBLEMS ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTES
31. A relationship is between you and the person you’re with. Stop letting outsiders plant their opinions on something they’re not involved in. Focus on the person you’re with, not the people trying to tear you apart.
32. The fact that you’re in a relationship or married to someone doesn’t mean you should reap them off of their privacy. Respect boundaries and enjoy the bliss of quality relationships.
33. Stop taking your private matters to public platforms. Don’t complain about people being all in your relationship when you’re personally sending out the invitations.
34. Don’t let people know when your home isn’t happy, that’s when outsiders think they’re welcome in.
35. Relationships will never work if people keep using social media as a way to vent instead of addressing the problem in real life.
36. Knowing what to share and what not to share is an important communication skill to learn and use in relationships. It may also be something that can help or hinder peace and harmony between partners
37. The easiest way to keep people from getting involved in your personal problems is to not post them on the internet.
38. Some things are better left unsaid, especially on social media. Think before you press SEND!
39. “I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”— Banksy
40. Avoid posting your personal problems on social media. Your personal problems require personal solutions, not social attention.
PRIVATE LIFE SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTES
41. “People have to share everything they do these days, from meals to nights out, to selfies of themselves half-naked in a mirror. The borders between public and private are dissolving.”– Bernardine Evaristo
42. Relationships last longer when nobody knows your business.
43. You cannot have a private relationship in a public arena. You must look to an inner circle of people who really know you. Don’t expect to have that kind of intimate relationship with people who only know you publicly. Do not seek to be understood by the world.” – T.D. Jakes
44. Always keep your relationship private but never keep your partner a secret. There’s a major difference between privacy and secrecy.
45. Stop advertising your relationship on social networks; not everyone wants to see you happy.
46. Don’t cheapen your relationship by talking about its problems on social media.
47. I hate when people bash their parents on social networking sites, family issues should stay private. Have some respect, please.
48. A word of brotherly advice: don’t broadcast your personal family issues on social media. It will only show how weak and insecure you are.
49. Understand the difference between public and private. Your love life is not a movie to showcase everything on social media
50. The fewer people know about you, the less they can say about you. Keep your private life private and there won’t be any drama.
51. Nothing good ever comes from too many people knowing your business. Being private and low-key is the best way to be.
52. Date in private. Love in private. Be happy in private. Live in private. That way, you can take your losses in private, lick your wounds and rebuild yourself in private.
53. When you keep your relationship private, you close it off to the superficial and open it up to the kind of substantial benefits that can only grow between two people.
RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTES
54. “Our attention spans have been reduced by the immediate gratification provided by smartphones and social media.”— Katherine Ryan
55. “Social media allows us to subjugate feelings and problems we don’t want to confront, like emotional eating or substance abuse, thus perpetuating our problems and delaying our happiness.”— Sam Owen
56. Nowadays, when our relationships get hard, we can just log on and get high off of this false sense of security, appreciation, and understanding.
57. A relationship should be between two people, not the whole world. You’re pretty emotionally unavailable for someone who shares every single one of their feelings on social media.
58. Obsession with social networks literally destroys communication between partners.
59. “Everyone is living for everyone else now. They’re doing stuff so they can tell other people about it. I don’t get all that social media stuff. I’ve always got other things I want to do – odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that.”– Karl Pilkington
60. “The framing of how we relate to each other within and across social media platforms will continue to become more sophisticated and nuanced in their expression of how we structure our relationships in our real world lives.”— Simon Mainwaring
61. “Instead of overly seeking to get more ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ on social media seek to build trust and more meaningful, lasting relationships.”— Bernard Kelvin Clive
62. Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends or family who live far away, but it can also become a problem between two people who are living in the same house and are in a relationship.
63. “Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people’s behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate myself from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.”– Ingmar Bergman
SOCIAL MEDIA RELATIONSHIP QUOTES
64. “I guess all the time I spend on social media has made me believe that love exists above the surface, that it’s supposed to be light all of the time.”— Shannon Mullen
65. “Whether via social media or in person, building your relationships is a long-term process, and the ultimate goal is to strengthen your network one person at a time.”— Raymond Arroyo
66. “Social media provides us the opportunity to think before we ‘speak’, giving us a better shot at reasoned dialog. So it’s not a huge surprise to me that not only can real communication happen, but real relationships can blossom.”— Paul Biedermann
67. “Relationships are like muscle tissue. The more they’re engaged, the stronger they become. The ability to build relationships and flex that emotional connection muscle is what makes social so valuable.”— Ted Rubin
68. “Following celebrities or people you don’t regularly see in person often doesn’t add to our happiness. The best use of social media is to deepen existing close relationships or create new ones.”— Michelle Gielan
69. “Strong personal relationships are characterized by an ability and willingness to do each other favors. Strive to put family first, then your social circle, and back off on efforts to be a social media superstar.”— Mark Sisson
70. The amount of impact people let social media have on their relationships is ridiculous! Have some privacy and be different, not everything has to be a social media goal.
71. Social media has created jealous behavior over illusions. Sadly some are envious of things, relationships, and lifestyles that don’t even exist.
72. Social networks don’t break up a relationship. The shit you post on social networks breaks up the relationship.
If you’ve been asking, “Is social media toxic for relationships?” you may have gotten some clarity from this blog post.
This collection of powerful social media relationship killer quotes will make you reflect on your own romantic relationship and the influence the online world has on it.
As long as you have a healthy relationship with your partner and social media, I think you’re on the right track to living a fulfilling life.
The moment you start comparing your relationship to other people on social media is the moment it starts to go downhill.
The bottom line is that whether you’re single, married, or in a long-term relationship, being on social media is not a bad thing; how you behave on it is all that really matters.
You don’t have to post everything on social media. The secret to having a healthy relationship is privacy.
Learn to keep your love life private and focus more on building a loving and long-lasting relationship with your significant other.
According to The Love Doctor Dr. Terri Orbuch, having enough space or privacy in a relationship is more important for a couple’s happiness than having a good intimate life.
About The Author
Jennifer Dagi is happily married to her best friend and the love of her life. As a relationship coach, she is passionate about helping couples build healthy and happy relationships.
She strongly believes communication and intimacy are important in building a successful relationship.
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