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The Scientific Reason Some Couples Always Post Sugary-Sweet Status Updates

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We ve all seen couples who flood our timelines with photos of themselves on vacation, out to dinner, walking around, at home, doing nothing....you get the drift.

A few aren t an issue, but when it gets obsessive, there may be a psychological reason at play, and this Science of Us video explains why.

You ve probably seen these types—the ones who change their avatars to a photo of the two of them, who seem to post another saccharine photo update or Instagram video every single day, and you ve probably been annoyed more than once by them.

Here s the kicker though: It s not necessarily a bad thing.

Researchers point out that this behavior is related to what s called Relationship-Contingent Self Esteem RCSE .

It s often tied to lower individual self-esteem in general, and, as the video notes, can be more common in people who have difficulty outwardly expressing their feelings to people offline, or people who have higher social anxiety in general.

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