04 Jun 6 Ways TikTok (Yes, TikTok) Can Actually Improve Your Relationship
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Here, psychologists explain how TikTok—yep, TikTok!—can bring couples closer:
It puts you in a good mood.
Don’t give yourself a hard time if you’re struggling to remain positive 24/7 in a pandemic. That’s an unrealistic goal for anyone, no matter how glass-half-full you tend to be as a human. However, allowing yourself to be consistently negative isn’t great for your mental health or relationship. Because TikTok increases positive emotions—a.k.a., laughter!—licensed psychologist Dr. Jeanna Pagnotta, Ph.D. says, it enhances the connection between couples. How so? She explains that when couples are both in good moods, they tend to be less critical and defensive. “TikTok is a great tool for bringing lightness and humor into relationships, as it encourages couples to come together to play and have fun intentionally,” she continues. “This outlet may be especially valuable in current times when tensions are running high, and couples don’t have much space from one another.”