Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beware of Facebook Fanning an Old Flame

posted by Michele Olson

Have an old flame...a first love? In the past, it was quite difficult to reconnect with someone from your past. It took a lot of effort and planning. Today, it's easy with the advent of social networking like Facebook.

If it's possible does that mean it's a good idea?

Probably not according to Nancy Kalish, a developmental psychology professor in California State University who was recently quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article.

She has researched thousands of lost love reunions and has seen the disastrous aftermaths."These feelings can come back," she warns. "And it will destroy you." She's noticed that more people in their early 30s are becoming entangled in an affair that can become an online addiction. Many are married and have little children, she said.

So "playing with fire" comes to mind. People always get burned when they play with fire. So be careful. Fanning an old flame when you are married is simply not a good idea. Has anyone had this experience? What happened?

Read the full article here.

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