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Fitbit obsession

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Shitbit Sun 21-Jun-15 08:43:14

OK, I have namechanged, because I feel pretty damn stupid, but here goes: DH got a fitbit at Christmas. He is absolutely obsessed. He spends many hours each day doing challenges and talking to people on it. I find that he is spending more and more time on fitbit and opting out of family life. We have older kids, so we do both get a lot of free time, however I would like him to actually enjoy spending some time with me, but he seems to want to spend his life on fitbit. He is quite flirty with his fitbit friends, he has always been quite flirty and it never used to bother me. However it is really really winding me up and making me feel quite insecure, which is so unlike me. I actually think this makes me sound a bit needy and pathetic, but I am feeling quite sad about the whole thing.

ALaughAMinute Sun 21-Jun-15 09:32:40

Sounds like you need to put your foot down. Tell him to stop playing on it or you'll throw the damn thing in the bin!

Vivacia Sun 21-Jun-15 09:50:49

Are you sure he's on Fitbit? Neither me nor DP ever found the social side of it very active.

JonesTheSteam Sun 21-Jun-15 10:28:06

What Vivacia said...

DH and I have never used it to chat to anyone...

He hasn't even added his friends from work who have one.

And I don't know anyone else who has one...

magiccatlitter Sun 21-Jun-15 10:39:10

Definitely put a stop to it. Addictions can destroy your marriage.

I have a fitbit and have never socialised with anyone on it. I like looking at the charts and graphs. I do have it connected to MFP MyfitnessPal. That place is pretty social and some of the threads get pretty risque.

I only have women friends on there and stay out of the flirty threads.

But yes, he needs to bring himself back to earth and get on with his real life with you and your children.

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