I’m seeing a relatively recent phenomenon that is posing risk to the mental and emotional well-being of millions of people world-wide, but seems to be particularly rampant in America. Let’s call it a ‘Facebook’ phenomenon. What’s happening is there is an increased confusion and inability to distinguish between “Facebook friends” from legitimate friends. Consider the number of people for whom friendship is lacking in their lives and who are seeking to fill this gaping hole with “Facebook friends.” The addiction potential is there.
Sometimes people use Facebook to address relationship issues rather than contacting the other person directly. The question this raises is, “Is this person’s Facebook communication to his or her friend a legitimate means to resolve or maintain a relationship when it may otherwise be in jeopardy. Read More