Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2018

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ken Messina


Social Media, Relationships


This article aims to identify the impacts social media has on relationships. It is no secret social support has been shown as a predictor of positive mental health but there are negative interpersonal and personal factors as well. This article will discuss the roles social media plays and the importance couples hold on social media. The article looks at ways to address social media in family counseling using a Structural Family Therapy approach. The bridge between social media and relationships is an important area to research so that we can understand its effects on society.