We all have that one friend on Facebook who can’t just stop posting cheesy photos (hashtag: #relationshipgoals #feelingblessed) and bragging about their relationship every chance they get.
Although it appears they have the best relationship any person could wish for, sometimes the best sign of a healthy relationship is no sign of it on social media at all. However, if the urge of posting relationship photos and stories creeps up on you, just make sure they don’t belong to any of these categories.
Every relationship has its ups and downs. But overcoming those rocky times requires working through them as a couple, and venting out on social media for the whole world to know won’t help. Doing this will only open the door to unsolicited advices from friends and even complete strangers. Also, sharing your love spats might urge those people close to both of you to take sides, which can only make matters worse.
Public Display of Affection
It’s not uncommon for those in relationship to feel bothered over the lack of relationship posts by his or her partner. When they see you posting couple photos on Facebook or Instagram so often, the jealousy may grow in them, and may start questioning themselves why their partner does not post anything about their relationship. On the other hand, you may appear too cheesy that people start to hate you. Either way, it’s best to keep the love between you and your beau. It’s okay to post cute and fun photos, but not all the time.
That ‘Can’t wait for you to get home ;)” wall or tagged post is best delivered as text message or Facebook private message. Do not post anything intimate on social media. While your partner may feel excited or flattered to read that double-meaning message, your mother-in-law surely feels less than thrilled to read that.
Perhaps, you’ve read an article about meddling in-laws, so you shared it with a caption ‘Sounds familiar,’ or maybe you just hate the fact that your SO is still friends with his past lover, so you shoot off passive-aggressive comments about her on Facebook. Resist that urge next time, regardless of how fine-tuned your privacy settings may be. Don’t assume that your in-laws or your boyfriend’s ex won’t be able to see it or know about it. Word spreads like wildfire with friends of friends, and it will only make you look like you’re the villain.
Social media isn’t bad. In fact, it’s a great platform to communicate with the important people in your life. However, when it comes to your relationship, be picky of the things you share. By sharing too much online, you risk damaging the relationship you have.