If you are always sharing posts and photos of your relationship, chances are you’re insecure.
According to a new study, the more you share, the less secure you are in your relationship. Although letting your friends and family in on your personal life isn’t always a bad thing, over-sharing is often a sign that your reality may not be as good as you’d like it to be.
As we get more technology-based in our day-to-day life, we become more reliant on social media. At the same time, we begin to worry about how our lives are being portrayed online. Do we look happy? Are people envious of our lives? These are things that run through our minds, often causing us to embellish what we share — especially when it comes to our love lives.
While there was once a time when we simply went to dinner with our significant other and came home, we now take photos, tag our partner, check-in and tell our friends how amazing our night is. But it is really? What about when our relationships aren’t doing so well? Do we stop sharing or do we continue as if everything is perfect?
Typically, the answer is “no.”
Even when things aren’t great in our relationship, we make it a point to make everyone think it is. Not only can we do this easily, it can actually convince us that things are okay as our social media pages lead on.
In fact, people tend to start over-sharing when things go south, according to a recent study by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, via FabFitFun.
“On a daily basis, when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings, they tended to make their relationships visible,” the study reported. And, “on days when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings than they typically do, they posted more relationship-relevant information on Facebook.”