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In this day and age, social media has started to infiltrate our lives to the point that we feel as if we are walking around with all of our friends the entire day. I will admit to checking my Facebook an exorbitant amount of times per day, and I sometimes read Twitter posts until m eyes are crossing. But, one thing that I have noticed, and taken heed to, is that everyone does not want to hear about how much you are in love.

I have a particular friend on my Facebook page that displays every single email that her husband writes to her while he is deployed overseas. They are definitely sweet, sometimes steamy messages and that is great to keep a relationship alive and healthy. However, let’s just face the facts. Many of the people on her page (mainly women) are single, and every day they post status updates to the tune of {Actual Posts} “Relationships 1, Me 0. FML” and “I wish I had a boyfriend. I guess I will have to give up what I want for me and my child and learn to be okay by myself”.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that it’s wrong or cruel to talk about how much love you are in and how “perfect” your life, home, and family are. But what I am saying is that (even through my own experience) if you discuss your seemingly unblemished relationship all the time it may put people off. In fact, although I am in, what I would call, a splendid, healthy, passionate relationship with my husband, I myself have thought about “de-friending”  this particular person because I am tired of reading her incessant mushy posts. Believe me, I am FAR from a hater. If I posted a tenth of the wonderful things my husband does for me on Facebook or Twitter, I would probably evoke my readers’ gag reflexes.

I will make this short and sweet. The people who are posting “poor me” posts on Facebook are no better. They should probably keep the majority of their sob stories to themselves. But, I also think that we should filter what we share and realize that although we may be in a place of  bliss in our lives we have to remember that spreading it on too thick can turn people away and turn them off.

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2 Comments

  1. I find that nine times out of ten, the people who need to constantly state how great their life is on facebook (and I’m including the professional parents who can’t seem to post anything but kid shots and cheesy family quotes) are trying to bolster their own sense of insecurity.

    • I agree that posting only super-cheesy content could be a mechanism of giving the world a glimpse only into what you WANT them to know. I suppose this could simply be a human quality that we all share to want others to believe that everything in our lives is “peachy”, but only exposing this side of ourselves can ultimately make us appear inauthentic to others as we ALL have flaws…not that we have to over-expose these imperfections either. Thanks for commenting! 🙂


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