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or is my dh - he thinks I should stop looking at mumsnet .......

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superbagpuss Sat 19-Oct-13 17:34:36

because it gives me more things to worry about

I say its good to talk about hypothetical situations
he thinks it makes me worry about things that won't happen

BTW this is light hearted

aaaahyouidiot Sun 20-Oct-13 10:40:17

I hide the RL board. It is such a catalogue of horrors it makes you feel like it is a matter of time before it happens to you!

SilverApples Sun 20-Oct-13 10:35:20

I completely agree with what Maryz said.

*Is it making you worry?

Because tbh I'm quite glad mn wasn't here when ds1 was little, because some of the threads on here are very judgemental and/or dismissive, and I think I might have got my knickers in quite a twist desperately trying and failing to do everything right.

Mumsnet is fantastic resource if you can take the good bits and ignore some of the angst. If you can't, and it is making you worry unnecessarily, then he might have a point. *

Guiltcity Sun 20-Oct-13 10:28:38

DP thought I was very weird when I first signed up as we have no children.

He's changed his tune though. MN has been invaluable in getting us through the first few months taking on his much younger sister.

I don't post much at all, but find the teen boards a great source of comfort and inspiration when I'm completely lost.

Now you'll often find us both hunched over the laptop trying to work out wtf to do with this bundle of teenage angst we now live with! grin

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 20-Oct-13 10:14:58

He says nothing. He wouldn't dare smile

PumpkinsPieEyed Sun 20-Oct-13 10:14:32

Just realised you wernt talking about RLship boards.
As you were.

PumpkinsPieEyed Sun 20-Oct-13 10:13:11

Yanbu unless it really is affecting you
Badly in RL.
Saying that relationship boards are real people with real problems and if you didn't feel anything after reading them then that's isn't normal either..

My dp has always been a bit threatened by me using mumsnet though he doesn't say anything as much as he used to.
I spend a lot of time here a do need to cut back.
Always used to ask me if I talked about him or our relationship(I don't)
And frankly there it's anything interesting/problems to talk about.
I think he also holds the view that we are a tonne of bitching about men feminist's,he gets hmm at any suggestion of that.

I always share the classics with him.

superbagpuss Sun 20-Oct-13 08:44:01

its interesting hearing other peoples views

thank you

with the relationship ones I guess it shows you can never really trust someone, I have big trust issues anyway

YouStayClassySanDiego Sun 20-Oct-13 08:36:20

I keep my mnetting private from dh.

I'm not on as much since I've started a new job but I wouldn't dream of talking to him about anything I comment on or read about.

frogslegs35 Sun 20-Oct-13 00:50:16

HE is BVU - the nerve of the man.
My very first LTB - he's obviously a bad un with zero respect winkgrin

wickeddevil Sat 19-Oct-13 23:08:05

Mine just rolls his eyes.

But I love it when he googles something random and google sends him here for the answer grin

Bogeyface Sat 19-Oct-13 23:06:47

for the...

Bogeyface Sat 19-Oct-13 23:06:32

Does he ever say "dont borrow trouble"?

I prefer "plan for the worst, hope the best"!

BrunelsBigHat Sat 19-Oct-13 23:03:47

My dh did feel bit threatened by it

He calls it mumsbollocks, and was convinced I was bitching about him.

I told him he wasn't tht fucking interesting and not to kid himself. And asked if thought he was the Internet Police.

I do admit to opening BBC news tab if he walks in the room, and deleting browser history after particularly marathon sessions.

He calmed down after that. Bit is still suspicious that I might have posted the entirety of our personal life to a bunch of strangers. I haven't.and I namechange every couple of months,or if I post something particularly identifying.

NotQuiteWithItAtAll Sat 19-Oct-13 23:03:20

why would any decent DH suggest this! madness i tell you, madness! LTB

MsVestibule Sat 19-Oct-13 22:57:48

DH knows I'm a MN addict and has (at my request!) limited my hours so I can't access it from 10.30am-7.30pm grin.

When we're having a spat, I've sometimes said "AIBU to think that my DH is a right PITA?" which normally diffuses things. Out of interest, why do you get so worried about the relationship threads and why does it bother your DH that you're worried?

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 19-Oct-13 22:53:43

Don't tell him. I open the Daily Telegraph tab when mine walks into the room.

superbagpuss Sat 19-Oct-13 22:46:47

I think with my dh its how worried I get about the relationship threads, it makes you wonder hmm

Goldmandra Sat 19-Oct-13 22:43:51

My DH doesn't like me Mning and seems to find it quite threatening.

Recently I took issue with him getting our 10 year old DD photographed with him, his precious classic car and a couple of girls pouting and sticking their tits and arses out like page three models.

He didn't see what my problem was (despite the fact that I've always take issue with the way the motor trade still thinks it's OK to portray women) and told me that I'm only bothered because "all the feminists on MN" tell me to think that way. Boy did he bite off more than he could chew that time angry

I now just don't tell him I'm doing it and clear the history on the laptop after particularly long sessions smile

DorisIsAPinkDragon Sat 19-Oct-13 21:17:32

dh now checks mn for himself (particularly the bake off threads).

I have no worries grin

KittyShcherbatskaya Sat 19-Oct-13 21:09:58

My DH went off Mumsnet for a while after he told me to ask for view on something we disagreed about, and 134 people told him he was BU grin He has come round to you all since. And we did it my way.

Maryz Sat 19-Oct-13 18:09:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bowlersarm Sat 19-Oct-13 18:00:41

I know I need to ease back a bit. It's become a bit of an addiction recently. I don't use it for anything useful either, just think everyone needs the benefit of my opinion grin

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sat 19-Oct-13 17:56:43

When my DH pisses me off, I threaten to tell Mumsnet about him grin

misskatamari Sat 19-Oct-13 17:56:37

My DH is always telling me to "ask mumsnet" when I'm wondering about Preggo related things. I was telling him I plan on having pate on toast for breakfast on Christmas Day as I'm sure one little bit won't do any harm and he told me I needed to ask mumsnet first! Lol!

fluffyraggies Sat 19-Oct-13 17:55:17

My DH isn't concerned about MN, but sometimes i absolutely should should step away!

''This week i have been mostly'' raising my blood pressure over:

baby swaddling
underage porn
longer school days
music videos
unfaithful husbands and
baby food in jars.

Oh and weather or not i'm going to get piles grin

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