Times, they are a’changin – but emotions – they are not!
I adore women, I think we are truly awesome and I am lucky enough to be surrounded by a great group of supportive and inspiring females.
I try my very best to be that in return too… I think I get there most of the time, at least I really do hope so. Even during my busiest times, I try!
On saying this, even now (at my age), I have noticed a growing number of chats surrounding the topic of a ‘Facebook friend who, is still ‘okay with us’ in real life, but ignores every single thing we ever write on social media.’
Every. Single. Thing.
This can go on for months. Even on the big stuff. You know – Birthdays, Achievements, Anniversaries…
This new habit is made even more blatant by the liking of all things posted, at all times, by very close mutual friends.
Is this a very deliberate gesture that us women tend to fall back on, in times of emotional immaturity?
I know it is neither an ‘accident’ nor an ‘oversight’.
Is that friend telling us that she is, in fact, NOT OKAY WITH ‘US’ IN REAL LIFE?
Why not have this discussion *in real life* I hear you ask?
Indeed, why not.
To avoid confrontation perhaps?
Neither involved wish to be the one to ask the question?
I am not entirely sure but I do wonder, if this is something any of you is currently experiencing, with the growing popularity of living our lives on social media?
According to recent reports from ‘experts’; being ignored on facebook can actually cause real psychological trauma.
Sounds dramatic I know, but I kind of get it too.
Obviously, for the most part, we are able to process this like adults and come to the conclusion that it is not important.
But our friend’s feelings are important.
So, how do you broach this issue without sounding petty?
Without feeling and sounding ridiculous and immature?
Let me know ladies…
Love to hear from you!