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Husband is a Facebook troll

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I have been active on Facebook for several years.

I generally use FB to keep in touch with friends I don't get to see often. I don't get too personal.

My husband has recently become much more active on Facebook. After leaving a corporate job last year and going into business for himself, I think he is feeling free to express his opinions and "be himself."

This has included trolling friends' political posts and calling strangers out -- and not always in a nice way.

While I agree with most of his political views, I think he comes off as a total jerk.

He has also made some raunchy and inappropriate comments. I have called him out online and in person ("dude, everybody is reading this stuff!"), but he insists that he doesn't care. He says, "It was a joke. It's just Facebook," but it all makes me really uncomfortable.

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I don't want him to stop being himself; I just wish he would tone it down and consider how public his comments are.

I know that "unfriending" him will only stir the pot, and not fix anything.

I've always appreciated his outspoken manner, until now.

How do I make him understand how this affects me?

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