Dear married people or those of you who have a loved one that they cherish:
This post is going to come across as a bit negative. And I have to admit that when I was married (happily or not) it didn’t cross my mind, but I wasn’t one to be overly gushy about my relationship – maybe that’s where I went wrong.
But I have begun to really notice posts by happily marrieds or just those that are happily in a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that this annoyance is stemming completely out of jealousy, but I don’t want to see your photos of your wedding day posted reposted or put as your profile picture months and years after your actual wedding day. I don’t want to read inspirational quotes about what it’s like to have met your soul mate. I don’t want to hear how amazing your partner is and how lucky you are to have them.
I suppose I can’t really grumble too much as I am a believer that everyone has a write to post whatever they want on social media (within reason) and I have been a prolific poster (much to the annoyance of other people) in the past.
But please consider how your rose-tinted posts make people like me feel…. I am not in a happy relationship – or a relationship at all. Its not easy being on your own at 38, wondering if you will ever find love again.
Please reign in the smugness.
PS: I promise to revisit this post should I find love in the future and am tempted to gush all over Facebook about it.