Before social media took the world by storm, couples would meet through mutual friends. Everything is different now and that could be causing strain in a relationship.

I never really thought about it but it makes total sense. Now that people are hooking up online and sometimes falling in love without knowing anything about the other person's social circles, scientists are wondering about what they call the "effect of merging friend networks" on marriages.

Katherine Fiori, co-author of a new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggest that not liking the friends who come along with one's spouse can have a negative impact on a marriage's survival.

But the million dollar question is how do you handle that? I don't know what to tell you. It seems that social media has added a whole set of challenges with relationships that weren't around when I used to be attractive and on the dating scene.

I'm sure you will figure it out.



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