Kenyans debate on how social media ruins relationships

Social media is single-handedly breaking up couples everywhere. It’s also making breakups more painful, more drawn out and more public. Who wants that?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out at a bar or restaurant and I see couples on their phones.

We are all addicted to our phones and soon, we may actually forget how to meet people in real life. We are in constant contact with one another whether it’s texting, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or some other outlet. We always know what our friends, family and acquaintances are doing.

Part of being in a relationship is being able to share things with each other that we may not share with anyone else. Now that we have social media, people are telling EVERYONE literally EVERYTHING about their life.

All the notifications, comments, likes, and follows are making our brains addicted to attention. We’re looking for the newest way to get engagements on our social media instead of being happy with just the attention in our relationships.

Furthermore apps like Tinder have made it too easy to stray from a relationship when things get tough, instead of communicating and working through whatever the problem is. And there are studies that say Tinder is ruining our self-esteem. Nah, girl.

It’s hard to focus on ourselves when there are so many people sharing every single problem and achievement they have on social media.

We are starting to live vicariously through travel blogs and posts, instead of actually traveling ourselves. We’re watching other people experience life through our computer and phone screens instead of living in the moment of our own lives.

Sad, right? Get off your phone and start talking to the person who’s in front of you. Your relationship will thank you for it.

A Facebooker shared her sentiments on the matter, stating that possibly one of the reasons relationships and marriages worked out better during the time of our parents was because there was no Social Media.

Kenyans gave their two-cents on the matter.

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