Facebook and Relationships

This has probably been done before but I want to do my own take on it since I think I’m not the only one who gets frustrated with this social platform. Facebook is probably the app I use most on my phone and I find it sad to say that I check it constantly throughout the day. It’s brilliant for some things but relationships…not so much.

I’d like to blame it on the stress of last week that Facebook made me pretty angry but I know that the depth of the problem lies within how deceiving Facebook can be. Long story short we all need to calm the hell down! I’m not a jealous person, I can accept what I’ve been dealt in life and know that Facebook shows a glorified version of people’s lives. The fact is, a lot of relationships are affected and some even end because of what’s put on Facebook. It’s sad that it has to be this way and I know I never normally take to heart what people put on Facebook concerning their other halves.

I think it’s nice that people showcase their relationships on Facebook but it’s the whole jealousy over other people trying to talk to your partner in an over friendly way. We all get a little paranoid at times right? It shows we care but where is the line? I think we have to be incredibly careful about what we are putting up on this platform and how we are responding to others. It shouldn’t matter so much but with the huge presence that social media has in our lives, it sorta does.

However, there is the argument that posts are glorified on this platform and interactions are blown out of proportion when you don’t know the full story. Something that seems innocent to one person can be seen as something completely different to another. I suppose it’s like a sense of humour. There will always be people who don’t find something funny or find it offensive.

The next thing I want to address is trust. No one damn well has any anymore!! We have GOT to trust each other. My problem wasn’t trust, it was worry about the other person in the interaction but seriously have some trust for people. Would they really try to hurt you? Do they really not care about you enough to throw it back in your face on social media? Some people do, granted, you lot and your directional statuses…good for you. If you really think that’s a valid way to get my attention go for it.

My main point is, lets spend less time invested in other people’s online lives and start living our own because recent events last week have shown me that life is short and you need to show your loved ones that you care for them, not push them away.

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5 Comments

  1. NaomiEdge17
    01/09/15 / 11:40 am

    Oh my god, if there was a love button I would defintley be pressing it right now! πŸ˜€ I totally agree with everything you’ve said in this post, and it’s been annoying me recently too! I also get annoyed when all I seem to see is people’s relationship status on my news feed, this isn’t what I signed up for AT ALL! I don’t care if people are in relationships, but I don’t think it should have to be all over my feed or projecting all of your personal life ALL over fb?
    It’s like you read my mind in this post πŸ™‚

    • Kerrie
      01/09/15 / 12:22 pm

      Haha thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. Being in a relationship myself, I like to have it on Facebook but don’t over post all my personal details on it. It’s good to have a balance. 10 years ago, no one would have ever been bothered by social media haha

      • NaomiEdge17
        01/09/15 / 1:45 pm

        Your very welcome! I really did 😊 Oh of course! Each to their own and i really respect that! Its the people that overpost that get on my nerves, good for you though! Yes exactly, crazy to think that isn’t it?

  2. dale.j.m
    06/09/15 / 3:48 pm

    “lets spend less time invested in other people’s online lives and start living our own”
    Should i not read the blogs in future then? XD

    • Kerrie
      06/09/15 / 3:59 pm

      Haha Dale! My blog is valid online reading that people can take something from unlike fb πŸ˜›

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