I didn't tell my husband.
In fact, I didn't let him know anything of it for about 6 months.
I created an entire group of friends without my husbands knowledge. It was my own little world.
Social media is a good thing. However, like a lot of good things, it can also be used poorly. My decision not to let Adam know about it caused a HUGE issue when he finally found out. He never made me shut any of it down (though we did agree to cut off all ties with one person, but that's a another story for a different time) but he was hurt, and for a long time was totally against social media as a viable source of community and friendship.
I got the whole gamut...
You have real friends too, you know
How do you know they are genuine?
How can you feel so deeply about them? You don't know them.
Lets take a look at those arguments
Firstly, we need to define real.
A couple of definitions there are
1. Being or occurring in fact or actuality
2. True and actual; not imaginary, alleged, or ideal
3. Genuine and authentic; not artificial or spurious
But the one I loved the most is
Existing objectively in the world regardless of subjectivity or conventions of thought or language
I am immensely honoured and priveilaged to be guest posting over at Prudy's place today, as a part of her series about the online community. Swing on over, and make sure to read the experiences from the other amazing women.