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MY HUSBAND IS ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK!!! DInner, driving..I threw IPhone in in backseat one night

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Anyone else have other suggestions to discourage his constant use?? We used to enjoy conversation at dinner. Now he relays what/where/when everyone else is doing.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH




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snap-crack­le-pop1299505610.664588 PostsRegistered 9/10/2006

Gosh he must have lots of friends on facebook..I have no idea how you could make a grown man break the addiction..You could tell him it was either you or facebook..

2cutetwins until board changed..

BlueCollar­Babe1299505799.03710911 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007

No suggestions I'm afraid but I have FB friends who do the same thing. They text from a restaurant to tell us all that they're there and what they've ordered and even send pics of their meal! Do they honestly think we care?!

I'm beginning to think that FB is fostering a whole generation of narcissists. I have another friend who posts a list of his many "exciting" daily activities almost every weekend. I have suspicion that he's actually at home doing crossword puzzles! {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

shoptillId­rop1299505850.439399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan

How old is he? Have you tried asking him why he spends so much time on Fb? I know it's the age of electronics, but there's no excuse for a spouse spending that much time on anything electronic.

I tried being patient but it took too long.

brii1299505861.0624317 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

That would tick me off. I have no suggestions other than to tell him how rude it is.

Photo Don­na1299505990.29314143 PostsRegistered 12/26/2005walking the dogs

it always cracks me up -- and I think the men do it more -- to see updates on FB from friends for the least little thing.

every 6 seconds a pet dies in a shelter -- adopt

BREEZYBEAR1299506297.7973106 PostsRegistered 10/21/2007

that's funny,my hubby thinks its so stupid,he's a private person and feels like facebook is big brother.

qvcatchris­tmas1299506577.82726 PostsRegistered 2/7/2009
On 3/7/2011 FloraDora said:

No suggestions I'm afraid but I have FB friends who do the same thing. They text from a restaurant to tell us all that they're there and what they've ordered and even send pics of their meal! Do they honestly think we care?!

I'm beginning to think that FB is fostering a whole generation of narcissists. I have another friend who posts a list of his many "exciting" daily activities almost every weekend. I have suspicion that he's actually at home doing crossword puzzles! {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

{#emotions_dlg.laugh} I have a friend on fb who posted she was having a "date" with her little boy (5 yrs)....then proceeded to post where and what they were eating, posted a pic AND answered others when they replied to her posts....nice quality time {#emotions_dlg.glare}

ReagansMom1299507713.11249 PostsRegistered 6/7/2007

Have you told him how you feel about his constant "reporting in" to Facebook?

If not - tell him as calmly and as matter-of-fact as you can.

Do you know the people on his "friends" list?

Just wonderin' ..

ratdog1111299507821.65714924 PostsRegistered 10/27/2008

Cancel his cell phone! It will be worth the early termination fee

Krimpette1299508723.65310184 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I don't do Facebook or any of the others. I just can't imagine posting (or reading) about every little thing going on in one's life. Major events, perhaps. But EVERY little detail! No thank you.

colliemom31299509470.70716178 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

My brother in law is addicted to it and is constantly on it. During holiday dinners and events he will be talking to us and then look down at his blackberry to talk to someone on FB. He has over 200 friends. My sister doesn't try to stop him. I just ignore him.

KatherineW1299509525.13328130 PostsRegistered 3/16/2009Alabamian by Birth; Southern By The Grace of God
On 3/7/2011 shoptillIdrop said:

How old is he? Have you tried asking him why he spends so much time on Fb? I know it's the age of electronics, but there's no excuse for a spouse spending that much time on anything electronic.

He's 65......I told him at the restaurant Sat it was the ^&&^^%% or me. He put it away. He's had 2 wrecks and I feel strongly he was doing something on that blame iphone. Maybe his 200.00 bill he's discussing with them now will curb his usage. I might add this is his 4th iphone cause he can't keep up with them. Who cares if SIL is at Zaxbys????

Signed,

End of my Rope.




Grace_Face1299509635.49353 PostsRegistered 8/6/2008
On 3/7/2011 ratdog215 said:

Cancel his cell phone! It will be worth the early termination fee

lol

goosepimpl­es1299511873.943342 PostsRegistered 1/27/2011

He sounds like an idiot.

Nana51299512269.222613 PostsRegistered 6/16/2006
On 3/7/2011 FloraDora said:

I'm beginning to think that FB is fostering a whole generation of narcissists.

I agree. I'm go on FB to keep track of my granddaughter's lives. But I have several SIL who post every day about grandkids potty training (or lack thereof), what they cooked, how it tasted, what they did with the leftovers. Who cares???

And they called those of us who grew up during the 60s, the "me" generation!

tessan1299512272.0831211 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
On 3/7/2011 Photo Donna said:

it always cracks me up -- and I think the men do it more -- to see updates on FB from friends for the least little thing.

I disagree.wayyyy more women. I can't believe the stuff I see people post,and pics.. kids eating breakfast, kids eating lunch, kids in doctors office, son in the emergency room (I'm not kidding). I really don't care to know where you are all day long either. It's out of control. People do it for attention, because people reply.

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Free2be1299514480.24310855 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006

If people only knew their every thought/action is usually boring beyond tears except to those whose lives are equally so.

"Beware the irrational, however seductive." ~ Christopher Hitchens

BonnieBelle1299514645.69719412 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

MY HUSBAND IS ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK!!! DInner, driving..I threw IPhone in in backseat one night

While DRIVING???? That is criminal, he is going to kill someone!!!!

aprilskies1299516717.2534806 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005
On 3/7/2011 BREEZYBEAR said:

that's funny,my hubby thinks its so stupid,he's a private person and feels like facebook is big brother.

I definitely think it is becoming big brother for sure. ...and people are giving way to it but posting about every little thing in their lives. It isnt incredibly exciting to read what time someone woke up on sat. LOL

As far as facebooking when at dinner, I think that is rude......but when you are addicted to something it is hard to break the habit.

penguin631299517311.847537 PostsRegistered 3/6/2006

Are you addicted to QVC forums? Over 5,000 posts.

IQNotSoMuch1299517586.071335 PostsRegistered 7/10/2008

When I first joined FaceBook I was on it ALL the time because I was blown away by all the people I've known through my life who contactd me and it was nice catching up with "most" of them.. That was a year ago.. NOW? I"m on once in a while, I have scaled down my friends list to only those I talk too daily or weekly and it's not a big deal in my life anymore. Like every fad, eventually it loses it's luster unless ofcourse your husband is "doing something he shouldn't be"..other than that I can't understand why he needs to use it as if it were his missing limb. Something's surely not quite right there.

Shorty2U1299520052.94714929 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

Id take the phone too! Especially while driving! Id say its my way or the highway (pun intended).

My kids (grown) dont drive and text (at least I hope not!) But at family dinners or birthdays, they are on their phones. I dont like to run my kids lives, but I say can you put the phones away, its rude and inappropriate when we are all visiting.

(PS I play games on FB myself on a computer here, but never post my whole life history and I dont have an updated cell, (just a prepaid), because well I dont want to be found every minute of the day..lol)

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

silkgeisha1299520057.76413 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011
On 3/7/2011 AtmoreKatherine said:

Anyone else have other suggestions to discourage his constant use?? We used to enjoy conversation at dinner. Now he relays what/where/when everyone else is doing.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Sorry to hear about your husband's addictive behavior. I can understand your concern. I believe your husband has an addictive personality. Was he ever addicted to anything else before his obsession with FB? FB can be a very destructive tool for ruining people’s life, if not used wisely and it applies to relationships as well. Do you know the contents of his FB? You might want to check it out! Are you able to check his FB or are you off limit?

I also believe he is bore with his life and finally found a way to express and people are there to listen to him, you know what I mean? He really needs to stop FBing when he is driving... too many people kill and get killed.

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caligrl1299521495.9239049 PostsRegistered 7/17/2008

better that than crack cocaine{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

mima1299521638.94714528 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

Threaten him. If that doesn't work, hack into his account a delete it.

Mima

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