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Ask Amy: Young dater worries about ‘love bombs’

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

My sister-in-law told me, “That was a beautiful poem you wrote about your son.”

She had seen it on FB.

I was livid. My husband did not even ask me. He just took it upon himself and posted it on Facebook. That was my poem! I shared it with him and he shared it with the world. He deleted it.

My husband's cousin also tragically lost her son a couple of years ago and my sister-in-law took it upon herself to post this on Facebook to let the family know before her cousin even had a chance to call them herself.

My husband and I walk a lot. My husband’s sister recently contacted me about a post my husband put on Facebook.

She said, "I see you and my brother went for a walk today."


I asked her how she knew about that. “He posted it on Facebook,” she said.

I understand that Facebook is a good way to stay connected to family and friends and (in my husband’s case) total strangers.

I now hate Facebook. It has become so annoying and not private.

Am I wrong for feeling angry about these violations of my privacy?


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