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Should you unfriend your spouse on Facebook?

Should you unfriend your spouse on Facebook?

A psychotherapist who is an expert in couples counseling is saying you might not want to be friends with your significant other on Facebook or any social media. Dr. Ian Kerner already unfriended his own wife, and he encourages other spouses to as well.

"I didn't want all of that extra information," he told Public Radio International. "If anything I wanted less information - I wanted more mystery and more unpredictability. I didn't want to know that she was posting about being tired or having her third coffee for the day. So I specifically unfriended her during my brief tenure on Facebook. It's something that I do recommend to couples."

There are two reasons to avoid social media with your spouse. First, to focus on your IRL, or in real life, relationship. Second, to avoid opportunities for jealousy or misunderstandings. That old friend from 20 years ago who just friended you could cause unreasonable complications for you.

Do you follow your spouse on any social media? Let us know in the comments how that's affected your relationship.

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Source: Daily Dot
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