x, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index.
Why won't he text me? -- Can you put down your phone, please? -- Techno-jealousy, affairs, and porn -- Social media, expectations, and reality -- Dating apps and the swiping phenomenon -- Sexting -- The new long distance -- Choices, choices, choices -- Ghosting and cushioning -- How parents can support their children -- Final thoughts, tips, and strategies -- Addendum : lesson plan.
Hoffman, a sex therapist, discusses issues involved with technology use in dating and relationships, including texting; phone addiction; techno-jealousy, affairs, and porn; social media pressure and jealousy; dating apps; sexting; long-distance relationships; too many choices in dating; ghosting and cushioning; and talking to children about technology. Each chapter includes a case study or narrative, analysis of the relationship dynamic and the psychology behind the problem, research related to specific trends, and treatment techniques.
Dating & mating in a techno-driven world
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