Why we chose to keep our marriage private
We rarely talk about each other on Facebook and it has been that way ever since we started dating. You will never find me writing a lengthy status about why he’s so important to me or see a lovey dovey message from me on his wall. Does that mean that we never say those things to each other? Absolutely not! We just think that it’s a part of or marriage that belongs to us and us only. Some couples may think differently and that’s okay too. We don’t even have a relationship status on Facebook. Why? Because if you really know him or me, you know we’re married so we just don’t see why we would need to update our relation status online.
Bottom line: we’re private people so it just makes sense to keep our relationship off the world wide web.
The benefits of living a social media-free relationship
People we know are used to us not sharing anything online so they don’t get worried about us because we haven’t posted anything in a while. I love my privacy. It just feels good to know that my marriage is not documented on social media. Our relationship or general living situation doesn’t get judged or analyzed through a computer screen.
We live in the moment. We never worry about snapping a picture of small or even big life events. We didn’t even posted about our house buying journey: my best friend was the one who announced that we had bought our home by posting a picture of us in our new kitchen! Facebook would have been ignorant of this big life step of ours if it was not of her!
We catch up with people in real life. If they want to know what’s up with us, they have to meet up with us! Time with friends is always fun so I’m not complaining!
I feel like a weirdo sometimes for being so private online about my marriage but I’m sure I’m not alone. My hope with this post is to get a conversation started about the topic of relationships and social media.