We all know at least one person who posts about their significant other all the time. “Best boyfriend ever!” “I love you bae!” It’s enough to make anyone gag, but as it turns out, they’re probably miserable in real life.
And I’m not just saying that to be petty! Recently, sexologist Nikki Goldstein shared shared some insights about relationships and social media with Daily Mail Australia that will make you look at cringe-worthy couple posts in a whole new way.
According to Goldstein, when someone constantly posts about how great their relationship is on social media, it’s often a sign that they’re having issues.
These types of posts aren’t about celebrating their partner or making happy memories. Instead, these people are looking to validate their relationship with the instant gratification of likes and comments.
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As Goldstein explained, “In my job, I get to see what people post, but I also get to hear what goes on behind the scenes in those same relationships. But as I look through my Facebook feed, everyone seems to tell me they’re so ecstatically happy.”