I totally GET that social media has changed the way we interact with the important, not-so-important, and incredibly annoying people in our lives. Hell, it even makes us interact with people we barely know, or want to know.
I totally GET that sometimes spouses will text or e-mail each other…while in different places of the house…because it’s faster.
I totally GET that.
Here’s what I don’t get.
People who feel that Facebook is the appropriate place to put the mundane, weighty or irritating marital conversations between husband and wife.
I don’t give a flying flip.
Here are the ones you should avoid.
#1. The Passive-Aggressive Marital Discourse. This is where one spouse chooses Facebook to make a point that he or she did not make in person.
#2: The Financial Discussion. This is where the spouses decide to allow all of their friends to see how they make major purchasing decisions.
I then run to urgent care because I’ve bitten my tongue so hard.
#3: The Hint-Dropping Conversation. This is where a spouse drops a hint about something they want from the other, forcing us to read about their personal likes and dislikes, as well as holiday shopping budgets.
I click on the link because I want to see how much guy thinks girl should spend on birthday present.
He wants a $475 jersey.
Wife doesn’t respond.
2 days later, Wife posts picture of husband wearing hockey jersey.
#4. Sickly Sweet Facebook Love Discussions. This is where spouses profess that they will luv each othR 4EVR and speak endless odes of tribute to one another.
God help you if you actually chimed in to wish Wife a happy birthday on this thread and you’re actually subjected to each and every notification thereafter.
#5: Innocuous Conversation That Turns Ugly. This is where a discussion between spouses starts out in jest but quickly turns ugly.
The following day, your feed reads:
Wife has changed her marital status to It’s Complicated.
If you avoid these Facebook conversations, you’ll make your marriage, and your friends, a whole lot happier.