Study finds Twitter may have damaging effects on relationships

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Although many love affairs now begin on social networking sites, a recent study found that people who use Twitter are at an increased risk of experiencing unfortunate relationship outcomes such as unfaithfulness, separation, and divorce.

Russell Clayton, a doctoral student from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, surveyed close to 600 Twitter users and found that those who frequently reply to tweets, message other Twitter users, or simply scour through the Twitter newsfeed are more likely to be involved in marital confrontations. Clayton asserted that these conflicts can have damaging effects on relationships, and can even lead to divorce.

The research was promoted through Clayton’s and the Huffington Post’s Twitter accounts.

In a world where social media closely interlocks with personal relationships, marital issues and conflicts can affect any couple. Marriage counselor Kathleen Snyder is willing to work with Austin couples who want to overcome such issues and return to a happy, healthy relationship. Call us at (512) 659-8600 to schedule an appointment today.