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The impact of social media and technology on marriage and family relationships

Social media and technology have significantly impacted marriage and family relationships in recent years. While these tools have brought people closer, they have also created new challenges that couples and families must navigate.

On the one hand, social media and technology have made it easier for couples and families to stay connected, no matter where they are in the world. Video calls, instant messaging, and social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram make it possible to share important moments and stay in touch on a daily basis.

On the other hand, social media can also create feelings of jealousy, mistrust, and insecurity in relationships. The constant availability of information and the temptation to compare oneself to others can lead to feelings of inadequacy and dissatisfaction. Technology can also create a sense of disconnection between family members, as people become more absorbed in their devices and less present in the moment.

To maintain healthy relationships in the digital age, it is essential to set boundaries around technology use. Couples and families should communicate openly about their expectations and concerns, and make a conscious effort to disconnect from their devices and connect with each other on a regular basis. By doing so, they can harness the benefits of social media and technology while minimizing the negative impacts on their relationships.

Evang. Olanre Francis

Evang. Olanre Francis