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to think it's a bit sad to tell your partner about threads on MN?

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NewStartInSpring Tue 16-Apr-13 18:02:50

I don't really hilarious ones where you're finding it so funny and he'll ask what the hell are you laughing at. Or generally classic threads.

But just from being on the site and reading comments, I've seen a few women say well my DH says this about the subject. When it's quite a mundane and ordinary thread.

Or I even saw someone say they had been texting their DH all day to keep him updated on a thread.

Do people have nothing better to talk about?

I just don't think my partner would ever be interested.

(I think using the word sad might come across as harsh so I apologise, I couldn't think of another word)

reelingintheyears Tue 16-Apr-13 18:04:29

YABU,none of your business what people talk about in the privacy of their own homes.

Gingerandcocoa Tue 16-Apr-13 18:06:57

I can think of a few things sadder than that.... YABU

edwardsmum11 Tue 16-Apr-13 18:07:02

Do you have nothing more pressing than to complain about this?

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 16-Apr-13 18:08:51

Sometimes it's not a funny topic but an interesting one and it sparks a discussion between the two of you. That happens to me quite often.

Just as me seeing something on the tv might, or reading an item in the newspaper. If I read something not of great importance in the paper and I mention it to my husband and we talk about it, does that mean we've nothing better to talk about? We talk about everything from the total banal and pointless to global economics and politics. And the hereafter grin so what's the cut off? What's the point at which information you have gathered goes from interesting to share and talk about to something that's not worth chatting about?

MN is just another source of information. It doesn't have to be about laughs.

ihatethecold Tue 16-Apr-13 18:08:51

You miserable old bootgrin

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 16-Apr-13 18:08:57

I think if the DH is there and you're laughing like a drain, then yes fair enough, they might want to know what's so funny.
But the ones that come on and say, 'Well I asked my Dh and he said... like he's some all knowing oracle always makes me think hmm.

NewStartInSpring Tue 16-Apr-13 18:10:33

You miserable old boot

Hey! Less of the old thank you grin

Theicingontop Tue 16-Apr-13 18:10:46

OH thinks I'm a loony for even coming on here, so nothing 'mumsnet' gets discussed.

But I'd gladly tell him if he were interested. I don't think it's any different to him showing me a random forum conversation which he often does, not sad at all I don't think. Yabu.

LineRunner Tue 16-Apr-13 18:13:38

I told my DS about the one where the mum threw the xbox out of the window.

everlong Tue 16-Apr-13 18:14:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AllYoursBabooshka Tue 16-Apr-13 18:15:54

No different from chatting about an article in a newspaper or a blog.

What interesting things do you and your partner discuss?

MrsWolowitz Tue 16-Apr-13 18:17:39

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TigOldBitties Tue 16-Apr-13 18:18:06

Sometimes I share ones which spark a conversation........ and sometimes, and I probably should feel guilty about this but I read things out to DH and we take the piss. Only silly threads, the sort where people are losing their shit about a child eating a jelly baby.

I fucking hate "my DH says", I couldn't give a shiny shit what your man folk think and if I was going to grace their opinion with my interest it would be on the basis that they communicated it to me themselves.

Dumpylump Tue 16-Apr-13 18:18:29

Well I used to tell dp about things I'd read on here....nothing particularly fascinating, but as an example when our washing machine got a bit smelly I was able to say that a couple of tips on good housekeeping threads gave me ideas to fix it. more. Dp has figured out my (old) name and had a good rummage through all the posts I've written in the last three years. He wasn't happy with some of them - specifically my searches for help re his dcs, my sdcs. He doesn't want me to discuss his children all over the Internet.
So, in short, I will never mention anything about MN again, and will probably name change again after this post just in case. Which is a bloody pain, because I've been here for a good long while and felt like people kind of "knew" me a bit, and I liked that sad

purrpurr Tue 16-Apr-13 18:18:48

YABU. My DH has even started saying Aybooo? before going on to tell me his tale of woe and potential unreasonableness. I invariably reply 'yannnnboo!'

I think it's a bit sad to sit around casting disparaging judgements.

Alwayscheerful Tue 16-Apr-13 18:18:55

I am often laughing so much that I can't tell my DH when he asks why I am crying.

Yonihadtoask Tue 16-Apr-13 18:19:12


Me and DH spent hours giggling at the Yoni massage post the other night.

I think he though we discussed knitting patterns and Jeremy Kyle all the time on mn, grin

MadBusLady Tue 16-Apr-13 18:20:16

I don't have to tell him about threads. He asks me what's been going on on MN today.

Jins Tue 16-Apr-13 18:21:04

LadyBeagleEyes has said it for me.


wankerchief Tue 16-Apr-13 18:21:34

My dh is a member and was here before me shock

He directs me to the juicy threads

Rulesgirl Tue 16-Apr-13 18:22:55

Well I guess some people would say that its "sad" to come on here in the first place and moan about stuff to strangers. grin

TallGiraffe Tue 16-Apr-13 18:23:13

YABU - it's one of my only sources of conversation with DH after a day stuck in the house with a poorly baby!

I can either say "I heard x on the radio" or "I read y on MN". Otherwise chat would be entirely limited to the volumes of bodily fluids and that can get dull for anyone.

NewStartInSpring Tue 16-Apr-13 18:23:16

My DH has even started saying Aybooo? before going on to tell me his tale of woe and potential unreasonableness. I invariably reply 'yannnnboo!'

Erm ..... ok. <backs away slowly>

purrpurr Tue 16-Apr-13 18:23:21

Dumpy, I'm so sorry that happened.

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