Is Social Media affecting Your Relationship?

Roughly 45% of the world’s population use social media, with an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes spent per day on social media.

That’s a steady increase from 1 hour and 30 minutes in 2012.

60% of users say they are constantly connected and there is no apparent trend to show that the global average has any notion of declining.

Average Daily Time Spent Per Platform

When it comes to social media platforms, not surprisingly Facebook leads the pack, with an average of 58 minutes spent per day on the platform. Instagram comes a close second at 53 minutes, and YouTube at 40 minutes per day. Twitter has a poor showing at just 3 minutes per day.

Clearly, this 2 hours and 23 minutes per day has to be coming from some other area of our lives.  So, are we sleeping less, watching television less, eating/socializing less, shopping less, or reading less? 

Or, is this online time being taken from our relationships?

Are we relating and spending less time on our most important relationships? 

Consider This:

Think about the time you have spent today on social media.  How has your use of social media changed in the past two years . . . more, less, about the same? 

Personal Reflections

  1.  What is my primary motivation for spending time on social media? 

  2. What other activities could I have been doing that may have been a more productive or fulfilling use of my time?

  3. How does spending time on social media affect my self-esteem?  Positively or negatively?

  4. How do I view the time my partner spends on social media? 

Connecting Conversation to have with your partner

How has social media affected our relationship?  How do I feel about my answer?

Statistics by FameMass 2019.

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