It goes without saying that Facebook has become a social phenomenon. In the click of a button we can let everyone know what, when, and how we are doing. This can be a nice way to touch base and connect to those we don’t see everyday. But all too often people, and particularly couples, tends to indulge in a bit of overshare.
Here are 2 examples for couples of what not to say on Facebook.
1) Strife and squabbles happen in the best of relationships, but do you need to use your status updates to let the world know that your spouse kept you up all night with his incessant snoring? Or, that you're sick of her constantly flirting with the guy next door? Keep it close to the vest people. Some things really need to be kept behind those closed doors. When you come around to making up there is no putting that cat back in the bag. Think before you post.
2) Love, love, love; it makes the world go round. But not everyone wants to hear you proclaim your devotion to your sweetheart with sappy little love songs and poetic romance quotes. Save those precious moments for the Hallmark cards. It’s so much more intimate and real.
(I’m not even going to talk about those gushy hashtags - #loveydovey, really?)
When you’re using Facebook to ask your spouse to pick up a quart of milk on the way home from work or wondering who’s picking the kids up tonight it may be time to slow down and start thinking about how you can reengage in a more meaningful way. Facebook can be a fun and helpful tool to catch up with friends, but don’t let it be a substitute for genuine connection with your partner.
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