Appreciate there are numerous articles written about Facebook (some good, some bad) and even though I cut loose many moons ago, I still think that if used and not abused, it’s a very useful tool, as it recently proved with finding the missing teenager Serena Beakhurst, but is there room for FB complimenting?
A few days ago one of my wife’s friends posted a message on FB informing friends and family that she was quitting her business to pursue other things. Sounds a good idea and there were some nice messages of Thanks” and Best of luck in your next venture. What caught the attention was a comment from her other half along of the lines of an essay telling her how great she was, how much he loved her and all other things complimentary. What followed was another 10 messages from friends which all contained the phrase “awwww”. I had heard of several similar instances (which I ignored at the time) which included a couple I know who were posting messages to each other, telling each other how much they adored one another, only to be sitting in different rooms in the same house.
Apologies if at this point anyone get’s offended, that was not my intention but am I the only one to feel this is slightly over the top? It’s great to compliment your spouse/partner but to do this on Facebook, just sounds a little weird.
I ask myself, why would you want to do that? Is this purely an innocent step or do people want the whole world to know how much they are in love or admiration? Don’t get me wrong, I never shy away from complimenting my wife in public, but it’s between very close friends and family and often along the lines of how well she copes with 3 kids (which includes me) and work.
Is it fair to say that there are just some things you shouldn’t really broadcast in the Facebook world unless you are insecure?