How does social media affect committed relationships? In so many ways. For one, it’s a platform to floss your love even when your love isn’t that spectacular. See: pretend. We use social media to manipulate our relationship’s reality and compare our experiences with others. And often times feel terrible about where we are in life and love because of fulana de tal’s fabulous relationship and career.
I remember feeling this way before my social media hiatus. Not about other’s love life but about other’s friendships.
Let me explain. I’ve always wanted a group a gal pals ala Carrie and gang. This was before Sex and the City, I swear, but the show and the friendships depicted gave me a serious case of FOMO. I’ve always had amazing friends, by no means am I a loner that can’t meet amazing women to connect with. But, it never seemed like enough unless it was a clique, a group, a gaggle of strong, creative, supportive women. So, when I peruse social media and witness other chicas going to Sunday brunch and swigging mimosas and going on girls trips I feel a little envious. Where’s my Samantha? Charlotte? Miranda.
You guessed it, I’m totally a Carrie.
Now you see why I took a break from social media. Now I see why Boo refuses to live his life online and put anything and everything on blast. I dish on this with Evette Rios, the Latina Martha Stewart, while at We All Grow in Long Beach, CA. Plus, our second careers if social media shuts down and…wieners in the mouth? This and more on this episode of Love Sujeiry: Talk Served Raw on reVolver Podcast.