Social media allows for quick and efficient communication, but it also changes the way people interact with one another. Given that it has become so ingrained in our daily lives, it’s really no wonder that it is now a potential source of tension and conflict in relationships.
Social media is said to be single-handedly breaking up couples everywhere. It’s also making arguments more painful, more drawn out, and more public. While there are no set of rules for how to navigate social media, it’s best to sometimes lay off it if you don’t want to ruin your relationship.
Facebook user Nicole Joanne Meilat divulged her reason for ‘unfriending’ her husband on Facebook, gaining the attention of a whole lot of other netizens. She did not expect that the said post will go viral and inspire other people.
According to the post, Nicole chose to cut ties from her husband on social media due to a couple of factors. She started her post by saying:
“Sharing my reason why I unfriended my husband on facebook. Why? Sabi nga nila “What you don’t know won’t hurt you”. Sometimes men are insensitive, One time nung friend pa kami sa facebook I used to tag him sa almost everything na I think useful and informative but to tell you wala ni isa sa tinag ko ang binasa niya. Even sweet wall post or tagged family photos dedma siya. You know what hurt my feelings the most, kapag sa post ng iba or sa non-sense na bagay kahit hindi siya nakatag pustahan makikita mo may comment siya #Coolkid. Hahaha! Feeling niya nakakairita yung mga tinatag ko sakanya. (Which is true, ngayon ko lang narealize.)”
‘Unfriending’ his husband made her realize a lot of things.
“That’s why I decided to unfriend him, kaloka inabot ata ng ilang linggo bago niya narealized d na kami friend! Since then unconsciously I stopped tagging him, I stopped seeing his post and lastly d ko nakikita mga comment niya hahahahaha. Ang gaan sa feelings! And narealize ko sobrang unhealthy ng Social Media sa magpartner kailangan scripted dahil alam mong may ibang nakakabasa. Yung tipong pag nag i love you ka, kailangan may mag i love you too. Ganon kastressful haha!”
According to her, the results were absolutely amazing. Unlike before, they now spend more quality time with each other.
“Ngayon na we are no longer connected sa social media. We started to have long conversation at home. Yung gsto niya i-tag sakin sinasabi na niya sakin personally. Kahit na nakatira kami in one roof at almost 24/7 magkasama meron paring mga bagay na hindi mo alam kaya mas nagkaron tuloy kami ng mga bagay na mapagkekwentuhan personally. At higit sa lahat WALA NA KAMING PAKIALAMANAN ng posts kagaya neto. To cut the story short, mas naging intimate yung relationship namin kasi parang may namimiss kami lagi sa isa’t isa kahit magkasama na kami sa iisang bubong.
P.s Just sharing how toxic I am nung friend ko siya tapos automatic tinatag mo siya dahil wala namang ibang applicable, tapos you will get dedma. You get served what you deserve! Still Not accepting.”