I am going through a divorce right now and have been separated from my husband for two months now. However, on our Facebook profiles, it says we’re still married. I want to prevent the awkward conversations that have started to pop up from people who don’t know, but I also realize that not everyone on Facebook is a true “friend.” When is the right time to update my profile?
The Social Media Spouse
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It’s my advice to you that you do it in the middle of the day when people are posting the most and do it right away. Asi things keep moving along and too much attention isn’t paid to your status change. I also think you need to delete the change to your profile or “remove” it, I don’t know what they call it these days pero get rid of whatever FB wants to say about it.
When you change it go ahead and change it so that it doesn’t show who you are with at all because it’s nobody’s business that you are single or not. In my opinion, no one on FB needs to know who you are with or not. A bunch of metiches anyway. If you want to get real sneaky, also make a little change in your “about” section so that the change becomes more important than the relationship status change. A friend of mine, Gloria, just went through the same thing, but she doesn’t know how to use Facebook so she was getting calls all the way from Santo Domingo asking her why her and her enamorado broke up. You think family telephone game is bad… it gets worse when you have the Facebook. For the rest of you reading this, I say grow up and stop behaving like 13 year olds with who you’re with and who you’re not with, coño. Like my Mami used to say, a woman’s secrets are a woman’s secrets and not everyone needs to know your business. Talk about brushing your teeth if you must, but leave your relación out of it.
Your Abuelita Favorita,