This above quote is spot on.
I’m all for using social media platforms to express your emotions, creativity and all that awesome stuff… But airing your “dirty laundry” – well that is something COMPLETELY different!!! This has been something I have chosen not to talk about for as long as I have been on any social media sites, particularly Facebook. So this is something I’ve truly thought long and hard about. It’s something I’ve felt the need to open up and talk about as quite frankly, enough is enough.
When you air your grievances publicly about a person who you are seemingly close to (like a partner, family member, friend, etc), you are painting a bad light around them. And when people see/heard what you have said, without listening to the other side, the people will side with you, because lets face it… You’re the one who has to put up with what this person has done to annoy you or upset you or made you angry, right? It’s bad enough that you’ve done this to someone you say you love/like, but surely it makes people wonder WHY you did this and HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO THAT MENTIONED person?
Let’s just put it like this, I’m happily married and have been in a relationship with my husband for nearly 10 years. In that time, there has been no reason to air negative things or “dirty laundry” publicly because he and I COMMUNICATE! Communication is key in all aspects of life. In my honest opinion, if you resort to airing your “dirty laundry” on social media, you and the person you’re not happy with are not successfully communicating and resolving your differences in private. If it gets heated, remove yourself from that situation, calm down and revisit it when you’re both okay to do so.
Please, for the love of all things that are great with you and that person, don’t make them out to be bad when there is no need for it! You’re making a mountain out of an ant hill!
Have a wonderful week and HAPPY EASTER to you all!