The survey participants used Twitter, on average, about 52 minutes a day, five days a week.
Those who used Twitter a lot reported that the time they spent online created high amounts of conflict, and that, in turn, led to cheating or the failure of the relationship.
The conflict occurred no matter how long the couple had been in the relationship.
The takeaway: Twitter overuse can cause someone to neglect his or her partner. "People become too engulfed in what they're doing, and that takes away from their other activities," Krakower told HealthDay News. In addition, when people read public tweets to keep tabs on their partner's activities, it can create friction. "You're able to see everything they're doing," Krakower said. "Maybe you will jump to conclusions too quickly before knowing all the information and that increases jealousy." What can couples do? In addition to sharing a Twitter account, which has been shown to reduce conflict over use, set a personal time limit for using Twitter and involve your partner in this decision.