We’ve all had one of those conversations. You know the kind that start with ‘You won’t believe what (enter partner’s name) did’ or ‘It annoys me so much when they (enter current annoying behaviour or habit)’.
ÂI know I have in the past, and I certainly hear plenty of them when I’m in amongst it at social gatherings.
Soon enough you have one or more people unraveling an exhaustive laundry list of all the things their partner does to upset, annoy or frustrate them as those listening nod, agree and chime in with their own stories. It can seem like a wonderful bubbling hub of support and allegiance but I encourage you to think carefully about who and how you share the nitty grittys of your relationship.
With the prevalence of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, promoting an ever increasing acceptance, and even expectation, of transparency, it has become far too easy to share every little thought, whim, detail and outburst with whoever you have following your profile.
And for many, their relationships are just as worthy of exposing, as what they thought of the latest movie they saw.