Too much information

on Mar 20, 2012 @ 06:26 pm

Where do you draw the line between what is okay and what is not?

I have a friend who share everything about her relationship with her friends on the internet. She copy her boyfriend's letter to her and post it on Facebook for everyone to see. She tell everyone that her boyfriend cry. The boy may not have a problem with that but maybe that is just him. I am sure many other boyfriends would not like the idea of their girlfriends telling the world that they cry or that their personal love letters are copied and pasted onto the internet for the world to see.

My ex boyfriend's mother would blurt out about his father's use of Viagra when she's with her friends. That embarrassed him. I understand if she talks about it with her friends to seek advice, but she does it while he's in the room.

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Ali de Bold
Anything you would think twice about saying out loud... on Mar 20, 2012 @ 07:01 pm

...should not appear on the internet. :)

don't do to others... on Mar 21, 2012 @ 05:03 pm

"Don't do to others what you wouldn't want done to you" applies here. I would be appalled if my husband shared with others what I share with him. He would completely lose my trust.

I have some friends who have very public relationships. I have one friend who writes love notes to her hubby on his facebook wall. They live in the same house. I just don't get it.

Facebook... on Mar 21, 2012 @ 05:16 pm

quite posssibly the worst thing to happen to relationships in the past 10 years?

I agree with the two ladies, it's not a place to divulge personal info. That being said, it's their relationship and if they're happy in it, who's to say anything bad about it? I say leave it be, it's not good etiquette but it's also not your issue.

agreed on Mar 22, 2012 @ 12:31 am

Alexjc, I was going to say the same thing! Facebook is a disaster! People post things without thinking about the consequences. The anonymity of the internet gives people a the "bravery" to post inappropriate information, photos, comments etc. I think they crave the attention and do it mostly for shock value. Facebook has given them a forum to try to be at the centre of attention even if it's at someone else's expense.

I've said it before.. on Mar 22, 2012 @ 08:10 am

and I'll say it again. Face Book is NO place to post any kind of
personal info!! Its there for the whole world to see and
once its up tons of people can read it long before you can take it down. Its just like talking, once it comes out of your mouth you can't take it back.


Agree on Mar 22, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

I totally agree. Some things are just meant to be personal and not to be shared with the entire world, including friends, family, colleagues and friends from middle school!

Childish on Mar 22, 2012 @ 02:41 pm

That is just plain childish. I would not do that and don't think that she should either.

super tacky on Mar 22, 2012 @ 03:06 pm

I think it shows the level of respect for your relationship and your SO by how much divulge. That is what is really special about a good mature relationship - there are things that are precious, personal and are sullied by sharing. Would you want to share the deepest and most private you with someone who would regurgitate it all to others? In fact, would you really trust that person with any secret? Gossiping about very personal details is terrible, and facebook is even worse (where it lives forever and takes on a life of its own). Of course you are going to be open with close friends, but there are some things in a relationship that are truly personal and private and living out loud should not go there.

Besides, when someone tells me WAY too personal things about their spouses or friends, I don't respect them much and make a mental note to tell them nothing of consequence.

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