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CheeseBagette Wed 23-Dec-15 12:03:58

I have a married friend, who wishes "Her gorgeous hubby of X years a very happy anniversary" on Facebook every year. I genuinely do not get why you would wish your hubby "Happy anniversary" on Facebook if you live with them and see them everyday.

Is it because I am too old to understand this Facebook malarkey?

Fratelli Wed 23-Dec-15 12:14:30

Nope I find it's mainly to make sure everyone knows how happily married they are. I don't get it either op and I'm 25!

Enjolrass Wed 23-Dec-15 12:46:11

It's very odd, imo.

I remember a friend posting

'Just wanted to say congratulations to Sarah and mark on the birth of their son bob'

Sarah and Mark are not on Facebook.

I commented 'well then say it to them, they won't see it here'

It didn't go down well confused

But why would you do that?

(Names have been changed)

19lottie82 Wed 23-Dec-15 12:54:51

Enjolrass....... Maybe they just wanted to share the good news? I'm not a FB fan (don't have an account), but really what's the big deal?

Anniegetyourgun Wed 23-Dec-15 12:58:38

She didn't say it was a big deal, she said it was odd. Which it is.

Enjolrass Wed 23-Dec-15 13:02:20

What Annie said.

Why would you say 'I just want to say congratulations' to someone not on Facebook.

If you want to say it to them, say it to them.

I don't see at home and congratulate people telepathically. If want to say something to someone, I make sure they will actually receive the congratulations.

apologies if you do this

It's not a big deal, but it is odd.

MadFestiveGnome Wed 23-Dec-15 13:04:28

I find the couples who post things like this are the quickest to get divorced.

LegoRuinedMyFinances Wed 23-Dec-15 13:06:06

I have a two couples who post how much they love each other. They have the most dysfunctional relationships out of all the couples I know.

SalemSaberhagen Wed 23-Dec-15 13:06:07

I hate this.

I also hate the 'just been to Ella's parents evening - well done darling!' Or 'happy 2nd birthday Arnold, mummy loves you sooo much' when the kids won't even see it.

HairySubject Wed 23-Dec-15 13:08:32

I hate that too Salem my sisters all post how much they miss our dead mother, every year on the anniversary of her death. She didn't have facebook when she was alive 20 years ago, she certainly doesn't have it now. It is just attention seeking nonsense.

Damselindestress Wed 23-Dec-15 13:13:40

Maybe they want to let their friends know that they are happy about their anniversary, or their child's good results or birthday, or that they are sad because they are missing their mother. That's what Facebook is about, sharing life events and news with friends. If you aren't interested then you can always unfollow.

MotherKat Wed 23-Dec-15 13:20:25

What Damsel said.

Iammad Wed 23-Dec-15 13:20:46

My husband always wishes me a happy anniversary on fb! Been together nearly 20 years and married nearly 10!
Dont see the problem tbh, I think its nice that he still remembers grin
If people stopped putting stuff on fb to which some find tasteless no-one would write anything.
Live and let live hey!

MamaLazarou Wed 23-Dec-15 13:22:47

I wish my husband a happy anniversary on FB every year, and post a wedding photo. I'm sentimental like that and it doesn't do any harm. I don't mind if people find it odd or infer from it that we are disfunctional or on the brink of divorce. It's just a harmless post, if my friends don't like it, they can just scroll past. Most of my friends click 'like' and wish us a happy anniversary, though. grin

CalleighDoodle Wed 23-Dec-15 13:23:23

Couples who are having conversations with each other on facebook. When you know they are at that moment sat next to each other watching corrie. Far worse.

Kingfisherfree Wed 23-Dec-15 13:26:06

Facebook is a way for people to put their thoughts down, I don't have a problem with it tbh. People feel better after they have wished their dearly departed a happy birthday. I don't do it but think it's sweet mostly.

jorahmormont Wed 23-Dec-15 13:27:30

I always wonder why people who complain about things like this have Facebook in the first place... hmm

NerrSnerr Wed 23-Dec-15 13:30:09

What I love the most is when someone announces an engagement or pregnancy and there is always one friend who comments 'I'm so glad you've told everyone as it's been so hard keeping it a secret!' Just to let everyone know how much of a good friend they are!

MrsBungle Wed 23-Dec-15 13:30:49

Social media is a place for people to share their thoughts. In the olden days I've seen many newspaper ads wishing people Merry Christmas or happy anniversary or what not. Just unfollow people who annoy you.

bumblebeerat Wed 23-Dec-15 13:39:09

I don't really get it either. Then again if you looked at my fb page apart from a few pictures I never mention anything about dp. Partly because he isn't on fb and because I don't feel anyone else really cares if we've been together x amount of years of not, or anything else about us for that matter. I definitely wouldn't post how much I loved him as I wouldn't come out with it in rl.

DiscoDiva70 Wed 23-Dec-15 13:47:42

I find it annoying when a friend or family member announces, within minutes probably of finding out, the birth of someone else's baby, complete with the sex, name, weight, time of birth etc before the actual parents have even publicly announced it!

scribblegirl Wed 23-Dec-15 13:50:42

Back in September a family member posted at about 8am:

"Would just like to wish my son [name] a very happy first day at school lots of love mum xxx"

1. He's probably sat next to you
2. He's five
3. He doesn't have sodding Facebook

It's doesn't bother me enough to quit Facebook or anything, but it is mildly ridiculous grin

Jibberjabberjooo Wed 23-Dec-15 13:57:19

I really don't care, but it is totally wrong to announce someone else's baby.

Clarella Wed 23-Dec-15 14:00:13

I find it immensely irritating.

I did make a post about having our lovely son three years ago, but I like seeing friends celebrating their children's birthdays as long as not too ott (ie the present shot).

I feel I see too much of a few couples relationships online. It's in some respects nice to know it's a fab relationship, at the same time one couple then got divorced. I saw far too many of their airbrushed beach holiday snaps before hand.

Enjolrass Wed 23-Dec-15 14:25:41

Maybe they want to let their friends know that they are happy about their anniversary, or their child's good results or birthday,

I understand this.

But it's when they are addressing someone who isn't on FB that gets me.

I don't get why you would want everyone to know you are happy about your anniversary.

If someone put 'it's our anniversary today! So happy'

I would find that different to the example the op have.

Like the parents evening.

If someone said
'Parents evening tonight, really proud of Bob!'

That's fine. It's odd when they say 'well done Bob' when Bob is five doesn't have Facebook

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