108: Is Facebook Damaging Your Relationship?

Dr. Zack Carter is an assistant professor of communication at Taylor University. His teaching and research efforts are conducted through the lens of social psychology. His areas of expertise are marriage fidelity, relationship development/management, the self, nonverbal communication, persuasion, social influence, and social media. Specifically, Dr. Carter is passionate about helping married couples, and those looking to marry, avoid blind spots in their communication with the opposite sex, face-to-face, online, and through texting, that could devastate their marriage relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to monitor social media use for a healthy marriage or relationship.
  • Why online emotional infidelity can be just as damaging as an actual affair.
  • How ‘carefronting’, rather than confronting, your partner is a more productive way to problem solve.
  • Learn what Zach thinks about one-on-one friendships with the opposite sex when you are married or in a relationship.
  • Find out if you should create a joint Facebook account with your partner.
  • And much more!

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Zack’s Daily Tool

Be strategic with communication. Be cognizant that what you say online has real world implications.

Relationship Advice Resource

John Gottman’s Relationship Blog
Love Online by Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Advice for Newlyweds

Be willing and eager to give up certain freedoms once your married.

Advice for Single Listeners

Look at your [future] spouse as more important than yourself.

Interview Links

Zack’s blog on Psychology Today: Clear Communication

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2017-09-09T13:11:18+00:00 August 16th, 2017|