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Public Guilt Tripping on Facebook

Do You Get Guilt Trips From Your Family Via Facebook?

Being tech-savvy definitely helps me stay connected to my family, despite having many miles between us. We schedule weekly video chats, and now that mom and dad are on Facebook, it keeps the conversation going during the in-between. The problem is that the parentals are using my Facebook wall as a place to guilt trip me. I can deal with having my high school graduation photos tagged, and even the occasional sappy message from my mom, but getting a virtual nudge for every holiday that I spend away from them is not cool!

I know it comes from a place of love, but add to this that my friends jokingly join in on the thread, and it becomes all too much: "Yeah, why haven't you visited mom and dad lately? Bad daughter! I'll go see them!" Tell me . . .

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intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 6 years
My dad lectured me (in comment form) on a comment that I posted on a friend's page. That was embarrassing.
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 6 years
My boyfriend's mom is on Facebook and threw a FIT because we didn't sent her a xmas card. She posted on Facebook "Sh*t Christmas" and told us she didn't want to talk to us for a while because she was so upset. That is the only guilt trip I've ever been on via Facebook and I hope it doesn't happen again.
northen123 northen123 6 years
My mum isn't facebook, but my dad is. Thankfully, I don't have him added as a friend - that would be far too weird!
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 6 years
I'm pretty sure my parents would guilt trip me...if I ever spoke to them. Or used Facebook.
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