There's no question that more and more of us are spending huge portions of our time online and being the social creatures that we are, we naturally develop online relationships in much the same way as we would offline. We may have gone out purposely to find the love of our lives on an online dating or chat website, or maybe we have developed a social network of friends quite by chance through our online interactions. Whatever we are doing online and our reasons for doing it, it is inevitable that we will encounter difficulties, as well as positives in our online relationships. For anyone that has spent time online it becomes apparent that our online relationships can be sublime and they can also be very tricky.
Negative Effects Of Online Dating
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Last Updated: January 9, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Sarah Schewitz, PsyD. Sarah Schewitz, Psy. She received her Psy. She is the founder of Couples Learn, an online psychology practice helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships. There are 34 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
The Virtues and Downsides of Online Dating
Emotional stress can be particularly painful and be challenging to deal with. It can take more of a toll that many other forms of stress. Part of the reason is that thinking about a solution, or discussing solutions with a good friend—coping behaviors that are often useful and effective in solving problems—can easily deteriorate into rumination and co-rumination, which are not so useful and effective.
Of course, we all have our bad days —the ones when we wake up in a terrible mood, scowl at strangers, and fume about how bad traffic is. And while there's nothing wrong with the occasional "off" day, if this sort of negative behavior repeatedly manifests itself for weeks or months on end, there's a good chance it's not just a bad mood—you're probably a negative person. The thing is, negative people often have a hard time recognizing this behavior in themselves.