Is Whatsapp ruining your relationship?

Chat apps like Whatsapp may be used to enhance and manage relationships, but they also have a downside?

Dr Eve says we need to be aware of the shortfalls as well as the benefits. Messages are open to misinterpretation and the tone is not always accurately conveyed in text form.

We need to be capitalising on the huge benefits that the internet can potentially offer us

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Dr Eve questioned the fact that some people are able to communicate freely on their mobile devices but face difficulties when communicating face-to-face.

Do you find that you can better have conversations about money, children and sex online that face-to-face? Then there is a problem.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Think about how misinterpretation can happen, how there can be ambiguity, how there can be uncertainty... you going to come home at the end of the day and there's going to be tension.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Dr emphasised that difficult conversation should not be held on platforms such as WhatsApp. She says when people are on Whatsapp they have no facial expressions. All they have is written language. There are no non-verbal cues as to how the person is feeling.

These chat platforms are not appropriate for in-depth sensitive discussions.

What is suggested is that you want to use a much richer platform, and that is face-to-face

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
Mbalula: Smaller NEC will focus ANC

Mbalula: Smaller NEC will focus ANC

Fikile Mbalula spoke about ANC's renewal and the proposals made in the policy discussion documents before June's party conference.

Founders of local premium craft vodka pay homage to the City of Gold

Founders of local premium craft vodka pay homage to the City of Gold

AU Gold Vodka was created to quench a need for local spirits that speak to South Africans and their unique experience.

Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

He believes it's a moral cop-out to say the only thing going on in the video is two adults behaving badly in front of the kids.

Not much hope for Cope?

Not much hope for Cope?

Once posing as a threat to the ANC, The Congress of the People seems to have almost faded from the political scene.

How to move on after your home is burgled

How to move on after your home is burgled

Are you a victim of burglary? Here are some things you should do to overcome the trauma.

Youth open the space for HIV conversation

Youth open the space for HIV conversation

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to founders of Good Stories, twin brothers Thula and Ntokozo Mkhize.

Popular articles
Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

High ranking employees are resigning en masse as crisis upon crisis pummel lossmaking Uber.

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO: Man's pic will be up at restaurants and he is not welcome

Spur CEO says staff aren't equipped for this kind of customer confrontation and he will consider reviewing their training manual.

WATCH: Spur bans man after heated spat caught on camera

WATCH: Spur bans man after heated spat caught on camera

A man has been banned from Spur after threatening a woman during a heated argument which was captured on video and has gone viral.

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

The CEO of Spur says food inflation has played a big role in making this difficult decision.

Search continues for two UWC students missing at Strand beach

Search continues for two UWC students missing at Strand beach

Police divers spent the whole of Sunday afternoon searching for missing students.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…