The Social in Social Media
In our constantly-changing world, social media plays a big part. It's no wonder that most of our announcements are done on Facebook - it's efficient, reaches a bigger audience and helps relationship partners keep everything in one place. According to Mark Knapp's Relationship Model, which models how relationships come together and fall apart, one of the stages that couples go through is the Integration phase. Questions arise about commitment, deep self-disclosure, sharing significant experiences, living together and perhaps even exchanging personal benefits (emotional and financial). Before social media, most people communicated through phone, mail, meeting in person(?) and whatever other non-techy ways there were. Now all that has changed.