One of my friends/readers asked if I would blog about facebook etiquette for couples. For the past few months I have been reading several blogger posts about facebook causes divorce. I personal don’t think that facebook can cause a divorce, but I believe that it can open doors. And since the internet is so convenient, it can make reuniting and rekindling old flames easily accessible. I’m not a member of the facebook phenomenon, but hubby is. Mitch and I have had a few spats about facebook, and what’s unacceptable.
Years ago a friend of mine (who will remain nameless) brought to attention Mitch interaction on facebook with one of his female friends. Mitch comment was “you have beautiful smile”, something that simple can be taken out of context. When you are in a relationship/marriage, you don’t want to give anyone a false impression or demonstrate any disrespect to your spouse.
Here are a few rules to follow:
· If you have issues with your spouse address them privately, don’t air dirty laundry on facebook.
· Facebook status should reflect your relationship.
· Don’t correspond with past relationships on facebook, it open doors. Are you friends with your Ex on facebook? If so, please use CAUTION
· If your spouse cheats and/or leaves you don’t announce it on facebook.
· Don’t flirt with people on facebook in playful or innocent way (there are a number of facebook friends who don’t understand.
· Let your spouse have full access to your facebook account, besides you have nothing to hide. RIGHT?
· Limit your time on facebook (What comes first a morning kiss or checking your facebook updates?)
Maybe there should be a contract for couples pledging to follow the facebook etiquette, and if the rules can’t be followed then divorce facebook or your
spouse (just kidding ).
Just remember, facebook doesn’t cause divorce, but over the years it has become a big contributor. And, think before you post a comment on facebook and ensure it’s respectable to your spouse.