Facebook can fertilize jealousy in a relationship.
There is nourishment for copious amounts of jealousy, if you look too deeply into your partner’s Facebook profile.
With Facebook and other social media, we entered a whole new era of jealousy in the relationship.
With Facebook, we have a unique opportunity to look partially into our partner’s world. We can see the profile of selected photos and words.
And so we get an insight into the partner’s world as it is now, and as it was before you were few. Maybe even a world with a former partner.
And it can become a breeding ground for a lot of challenges, if you tend to be jealous, explains clinical sexologists and couples therapists.
– It’s usually pictures of situations where you have fun or exciting moments, you put out on Facebook. And it may well come to resemble a picture of one’s life with, for example, a former partner just being exciting and always happy. Or that one’s life outside the current relationship is one big party.
If you experience your partner a little sad, dull or lack of initiative in everyday life, it can be extremely difficult to comprehend that he or she experienced a lot of exciting with his ex-girlfriend, who is one of the relationships that can easily trigger jealousy, or when he or she is out with friends.
And it prepares the ground for both envy and jealousy.
– Therefore, you should both be careful not to ‘spy’ in your partner’s Facebook profile, because you can get to get a distorted view of his or her past life, or the life he or she lives with friends right now.
– And you can benefit from using your own Facebook profile to see if it really gives a picture of yourself that benefit – or at least not harm – your current relationship.
Experience in real life is important and I have been through many aspects in different shades and multiple marriages – but do not worry – it will be dimmed with age and converted to wisdom. :-)