Ah social media, you really have given us an unprecedented views into the lives of others. And while mostly this is great, other times, not so much.
We're talking about those couples on Facebook who instigate a hella eye-rolling with their constant declarations of love.
And we don’t mean the odd sweet statement here and there – that’s normal – we’re taking constant, endless, OTT oversharing.
“I love my baby he’s the best hubby in the world. Look at the amazing, expensive pressie the love my life just bought me from Tiffany’s, and it’s not even my birthday! I’m such a lucky, lucky girl to have my gorgeous, wonderful man!”
Is it any wonder we A) want to gag a little and B) despite ourselves can’t help but wonder if our own relationship is missing something – WE never get anything from Tiffany’s!
Well, a scientific study by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin has proven what we’ve long suspected – people who overshare their relationship are actually more anxious and insecure about their partner’s feelings towards them than those who avoid ‘high relationship visibility’.
“On a daily basis, when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings, they tended to make their relationships visible,” said the study’s findings.
So the next time you're scrolling through Facebook and see that compulsive oversharer say her husband has just made her breakfast in bed with a side of sapphires (I’m such a lucky, lucky girl) just remember to take it with a pinch of salt!