Category: Social networking

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How Do You Identify True Friends?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 13, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. The depth of your character is best gauged by the depth of your friendships.

Partnering Online

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 29, 2016

Recent technology has presented us with a new, potentially devastating forum for inappropriately sexualized relationships. The Internet with its anonymity and wide-open content can tempt us to cross physical and sexual boundaries.

When Informal Counseling Leads to Sexualized Relationships

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2016

You may think you’re not a formal counselor, therapist, doctor, or attorney. Because you don’t hold one of these specific titles, then your job doesn’t put you in a position to offer advice or counseling to other people. So you don’t have to worry about it, right? Not necessarily.The potential...

Detoxing from Technology as a Family

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 16, 2015

How do you know if you and your family have crossed that line from technology use to obsession? Perhaps the true answer to whether or not you have control over the technology in your life is to do a tech detox. You may want to begin first by trying out...

The Importance of Knowing Your Friends

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 26, 2015

In today’s social media–saturated world, no analysis of relationships would be complete without proper attention to the criteria you set for your friends—online and off. If you are engaged in online relationships that you consider to be a prominent source of support and companionship, be sure determine the strength of the relationships based on these factors.

Are You Addicted to Social Networking?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 13, 2010

Are people getting addicted to social networking to the point where it's ruining their lives? That was the first question asked of me during my appearance on CNN Headline News last week and my answer is in line with that of any other addiction. Yes! Granted most people instinctively strike...

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