After Online Dating, Online Making Up

Posted on June 6, 2014

Here is what Steve S. and Sarah B. do when they fight: They take a breath, go to their smartphones, and click on Couple Counseling & Chatting, a free app created by their real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff.

"When you're feeling good about each other, you work together and discuss solutions even over the most difficult challenges," said Steve, 44, a brand development manager in Ann Arbor, Mich., who asked that his last name not be used so he could speak more freely about the relationship. "When you're not feeling good about each other, you fight, even over the most irrelevant things.

"We use the app to help us learn what's really causing us to be in a place where we're going to rely on conflict."

People have long used technology to find partners. But now technology is playing a growing role in relationships, according to a new report from the Pew Research Internet Project.

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