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Facebook and the Relationship Status

The relationship status is the single most powerful Facebook feature and tends to cause a LOT of emotional uproar. People spend days, weeks and even months obsessing over someone’s relationship status. I’ve even heard a few people refer to this Facebook feature as the “curse” – the minute someone changes their status to “In a Relationship,” the relationship in question is surely doomed. Once it’s out in the open Facebook arena, some people begin to wonder if they really want to be in the relationship after all.
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Facebook Break-ups

A recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers shows that Facebook has been a major factor in 1 one out of 5 U. S. divorces. Facebook profiles and postings reflecting the strength of a committed relationship will not only reinforce a couple’s confidence, but will also keep “old flames” at bay. Mentioning your partner in some way on your profile is important since even a seemingly innocent interaction with an ex can cause major damage to your relationship.  
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Facebook Privacy – Oxymoron?

I often get asked what is “safe” to post on Facebook. Every person’s comfort level with self-disclosure is different. There are no clear and absolute guidelines for what should be made public, but I generally respond like this – If you’re comfortable announcing the information shared in a post the same way as if you were announcing it through a bullhorn in the middle of Times Square, then go ahead and post it. If you are feeling reluctant in any way about posting something for fear that certain people will see it, then it may be best to think twice
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Facebook and Break Ups

I was in an elevator this morning when I overheard someone say, “The last two girlfriends I’ve had cheated on me with someone they met on Facebook. The next time I date someone seriously, as a requirement they can’t have a Facebook account. I’m done with this.” Relationship break-ups due to Facebook are becoming more common. One reason is accessibility – it’s easier to meet more people on Facebook. Another cause of Facebook-related break-ups is the allure of what people post, but what we see is not always what is real. Many people spend a lot of time crafting their
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