The rise of social media, where sharing private moments is encouraged, has created a new source of friction for couples. It seems that in order to avoid further conflict, the couple should agree to review each other's comments before posting.
"If one half of a couple is not interested in broadcasting the details of a botched dinner or romantic weekend, Facebook postings or tweets can create irritation, embarrassment, miscommunication and bruised egos," says the NYT in a revealing article.
"After a few relationship-testing episodes, some spouses have started insisting that their partners ask for approval before posting comments and photographs that include them. Couples also are talking through rules as early as the first date (a kind of social media prenup) about what is O.K. to share. Even tweeting about something as seemingly innocent as a house repair can become a lesson in boundary-setting."
So wifes and husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends, now you must negotiate how to handle your social media behavior!