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to think Facebook/Mumsnet addiction is a real problem?

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blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:23:38

...I suffer from this debilitating condition and wonder if there is any help for people like me. My house is a complete fucking shit tip, my children are currently fighting over who eats the last biscuit, I am constantly in a state of worry that I have posted the wrong thing or missed something... all I can do is keep refreshing the page while chaos reins.

Delete the bloody thing then... block the websites... get an arsing life...

I really can't delete my FB page as my business is thriving on there and you need to have your personal account to keep the business one open

Neighbourhoodwatchbitch Wed 23-Jan-13 16:26:09

YANBU - AIBU is addictive... !

Crawling Wed 23-Jan-13 16:26:27

The best thing I saw was a internet addiction forum thats like holding alcoholics anonymous in a pub.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:29:31

Crawling - I need that forum in my life. I think... confused

PaellaUmbrella Wed 23-Jan-13 16:29:37

YANBU. I am a regular on another parenting forum, addicted to FB like many, and also in the process of planning a big holiday which obviously involves being on the TripAdvisor forums all day long.

I really could have done without discovering the joys of MN and AIBU as well recently.

yanbu blush

McNewPants2013 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:30:19


I spend way too much time on the Internet, I sometimes think how did my mum and nan cope without the Internet when raising children ( if I got a question then google or mumsnet will have the answer)

SashaSashays Wed 23-Jan-13 16:32:16

YANBU I quite often ban myself from mn and certain other sites for a month of 2 otherwise I get too addicted.

I usually get my cousin to set something up so its blocked on my laptop and iPad.

I am sick.

3monkeys3 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:34:14

Yanbu! I really want to reduce my Internet usage - I think I could achieve much more with my time if I did. I am not to bad on Facebook though - just check it a couple of times a day for a few minutes.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:35:06

I sometimes wonder what my mum did when we were growing up. We were never in so she wasn't creating fantastic creative games for us ... my children are always in (do I don't do the latter either). We never had a particularly tidy/sparkly clean house (either do I) but I can at least blame my hapless condition...what the hell was she doing for all those house/days/moths/years without the internet?

wewereherefirst Wed 23-Jan-13 16:35:44

YANBU. Mobile internet is the worst thing to happen to me. sad

Winternight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:37:49

Yanbu. I bounce between one and t' other all day ignoring my offspring and home as a result.

Smudging Wed 23-Jan-13 16:39:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hassled Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:19

I've never really got the FB addiction thing - I'm on it, but spend more time on it playing games than actually interracting with anyone else, so I don't really get that sense of compulsion other people have.

But yes, with MN I have been quite addicted at different times - much less so recently. If you have a break for whatever reason then when you go back you care much less, I've found. Now I can dip in and out very easily - that didn't used to be the case.

ShephardsDelight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:57

True, true! its so addictive.

Pilgit Wed 23-Jan-13 16:43:00

i have it too - if my multitasking could extend beyond feeding baby, drinking tea and surfing MN orFB to include housework i'd be a domestic goddess! as it is slummy mummy about sums it up.

Ragwort Wed 23-Jan-13 16:44:01

I don't have FB - but I spend far too long on MN <secretly pleased at being snowed in, thought I would catch up on all sorts of outstanding jobs, but have been logged on all day grin>.

Ragwort Wed 23-Jan-13 16:44:54

The best thing is reading all the housework threads, do people really spend that much time cleaning their house, clearly they are not using MN properly grin.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 23-Jan-13 16:46:05

I have it too. Was only thinking this morning that I need some time away from the Internet then checked mn again and my fb

MoodyDidIt Wed 23-Jan-13 16:48:15

i felt like this a while back and cut down my use loads has crept back up again now though

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:50:09

So are we resigned to the fact that this is our life now... how the hell do you have a break from FB or MN? What do you do when you sit down with your 56th cup of coffee?

SirBoobAlot Wed 23-Jan-13 16:50:45

YANBU. blush

"DS, just go and watch Cbeebies for ten minutes, someone is wrong on the internet..."

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:52:57

"DS, just go and watch Cbeebies for ten minutes, someone is wrong on the internet..."


wewereherefirst Wed 23-Jan-13 16:54:46

You can switch fb/mumsnet off? hmm

IShallWearMidnight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:55:42

I got away with "no now, Mummy's working" till DD3 was able to read "m...u...m...s...n...e...t.. that doesn't say MidnightsBusiness, does it mummy?" grin.

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