Is Facebook leading to infidelity? CNN Health recently suggested that this may indeed be the case—while in the past, past relationships were usually left in the past and forgotten, leaving not a few photographs, leftover items and memories, now our exes may constantly haunt our lives, “liking” all of our Facebook posts and constantly subjecting us to photo updates of their lives. What does this spell for the future of dating, and moving on with the future while allowing the past to be itself?
CNN Health reports:
While the movie “The Social Network” may be Oscar history, Facebook is creating real-life dramas that lead to anything but Hollywood happy endings. In the last couple of years, I’ve seen scores of relationships destroyed by what I call “Facebook bombs” – blasts from the past that leave a relationship shattered to pieces.
If you or your mate are spending too much time strolling down a digital Memory Lane, an emotional affair could be in the works. Here’s how to Facebook-proof your relationship:
Don’t romanticize the past at the expense of the present.
I’m hearing this real-life story more often: A tale of high school sweethearts trying to go “back to the future,” only to realize they should have been content to leave those memories in that old shoebox in storage.
In the end, we’re only human. We all romanticize the past, men and women alike. And no memories are more potent than those first youthful fumblings. We tend to remember the good parts and forget the bad.
What do you think—is Facebook a positive force when it comes to modern relationships, allowing people to get together easier—or does it do more harm than good? (Especially in light of the recent news that Facebook is giving away personal data and addresses…)