Being Alone: The Pros and Cons of Time Alone - PsychAlive
If this is your pro-con list, you really have a con list." to write a pro-con list that actually helps you make a decision about a relationship? media and broke up with a boyfriend because "we never talked about our problems. Pros and cons of diagnosis. Pros: People feel understood, “not crazy”, and a sense of -that can put a label on a cluster of symptoms, experiences, or problems. The Pros And Cons To Eating Disorder Treatment Options The list I have composed here comes predominantly from things I have read and client experiences. If the therapeutic relationship isn't strong it can be really difficult to feel.
Pros and Cons of Social Media & Internet Addiction
What is clear is that the internet, social media sites, and the digital devices on which they operate are here to stay. Therefore, it is incumbent on each of us to understand, and help others to understand, how to use them productively and responsibly.
Pros of Social Media One of the biggest pros of social media is that it nurtures and expands relationships. Improving communication and strengthening human connection is the reason social media emerged. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, chat groups, LinkedIn, and countless other social networking sites help people build on existing relationships, make new friends, and reinvigorate relationships that have lapsed over time.
Social media has exponentially increased the resources for mental health information and support.
Research shows that people who get support from peers those struggling with the same problems have better health outcomes, whether they have a physical condition like diabetes or a psychological one like depression. Online support offers certain advantages that make it attractive to individuals who might not otherwise seek help, for example: In the event of a crisis, this can truly be life-saving; web-based support communities have been credited with saving people from suicide and accidental drug overdoses.
Location can be an obstacle to participating in traditional support groups that require physical attendance. Online groups pull members from all over and can host larger numbers of people, adding to the pool of knowledge and experience. The internet and social media boost productivity.
Social media gives small business owners the power to be more competitive with larger companies. By simply creating and maintaining a Facebook account they can reach a wider audience, perform better customer service, share press releases and other company news, connect with job seekers, and more.
For example, anonymity allows for cyberbullying.
The Good, Bad, and In-between of Social Media
For many others, online dating is a study in frustration and disillusionment. What are the sources of these frustrations? Studies have shown that the methods used by these websites do not yield the hoped for results. The fact is that lists of personal and physical characteristics have little or nothing to do with the real person. Human beings are much too complex to be reduced down to lists. The entire experience of perusing long lists of profiles is extremely tiring and frustrating.
The process usually begins with people emailing one another. More than a few people I have met in my therapy practice complain that the person with whom they are emailing promptly and abruptly stopped contacting them. Also, there are those who seem to want to engage in emailing and promise to make a time to meet but always put it off to another time.
Online Dating, Pros and Cons
Once people do agree to meet, there is the very real issue of ensuring personal safety when meeting someone who is a perfect stranger. That is why the usual first step after emailing is meeting in a neutral place for coffee and conversation. Many have complained to me that there is too much coffee and too few possibilities for viable relationships. It should go without saying that this way of meeting people is artificial and forced.
Human beings come to know one another through the neighborhood in which they live, places they work or houses of worship they attend. Others meet through community activities and causes with which they are involved. Coming together in these types of settings allows for visual contact, conversation and gradually getting to know one another. Online dating provides for none of this. Even if two people are emailing through the service, they remain anonymous until they meet in person and, when they do, there is a likelihood that they will not feel a connection.
So, what are people to do? Despite its many frustrations, online dating is one resource that can, and does, work for some. There is no way to really learn about the person other than actually having the meeting.