Thursday, November 01, 2012

Facebook and Relationships

Can I just say that I hate what Facebook has done to the sanctity of relationships? Seriously, I get so heated when I think about it. I don't even know where to begin with this issue.

I'm very passionate when it comes to the definition of a marriage, or even a relationship for that matter. When my husband and I first started dating, we were public about. We were "Facebook official" and everything! No big deal, right? That's what I thought too, but apparently it is. It absolutely amazes me how many people refuse to put their relationship on their profile. I simply do not understand this. If you aren't proud enough to say that you're in a relationship/married on your Facebook, why are you in the relationship!?!?!?

It is seriously one of my biggest pet peeves when people say that they're "in a relationship" with one of their friends, especially when they're actually in a relationship with someone else. I know that it's not my life, and not my relationship, so it really shouldn't bother me... It does though. I have actually deleted people because of this. It all comes back to this: If you're not proud enough of your relationship with your significant other, you shouldn't be in it.

I have friends who refer to their husband as their "baby daddy" or their "boo friend." No. He's your husband, your hubby, your "lover man" (I let that one go because I think it's a cute nick name lol). It just frustrates me to pieces when women degrade their husbands to something far less. If he's your husband, OWN IT! Yes, he is your best friend (I hope), he's your favorite person, he's your love. Those are all wonderful. If you've got a cute little nick name for him, go for it. Just don't call him your baby daddy or your man friend. He's more than that, and he deserves better.

Also, if you decide to change your Facebook status to "single" or "it's complicated" to punish your man, seriously... I feel like this doesn't need to be said. You should not be in a relationship. Holy crap. If you're that immature, you need to do some major self-improvement before you can try to be in a relationship with someone else.

All of this being said, I just ask that you appreciate the sanctity of your relationship. We need to get back to what relationships used to mean.

God Bless ♥ Vi