It's something many of has have suspected: Facebook can negatively influence our romantic relationships. I set out to study if there was any truth to this hunch and discovered some interesting results. I found that the experience of Facebook-related conflict between romantic partners, which may stem from the usage of the social network, hampers perceived relationship satisfaction and commitment. Interestingly, the extent of this relationship quality disturbance through Facebook-related conflict depends on the length of the romantic relationship.
Ph.D. scholar at the University of Leuven, Belgium
H M Saidur Rahaman is a Ph.D. scholar at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is also affiliated with the Department of Psychology, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh as a faculty member. He occasionally writes OP-ED on strategic social and political issues in English daily newspaper.
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