New research shows Facebook may be hazardous to your marriage

Facebook is no stranger to bad press. And it turns out that even when our social media overlords aren't manipulating our moods, our relationships could be affected by all that time spent with virtual friends.

According to a new study from Boston University, people who use social media are twice as likely as nonusers to think about leaving their spouses. The national study, titled "Social network sites, marriage well-being and divorce," included a special Texas subset for comparison purposes.

Using data from 1,160 married couples polled by the University of Texas at Austin, researchers also concluded that heavy social media users were more likely to think about divorce than those without accounts (32 percent versus 16 percent).

Nonusers in Texas reported being more than 11 percent happier with their marriage than heavy social media users.

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