I guess it’s no secret, but I’ve had this romance developing with a real hottie named FB. I’ve grown quite fond of FB, and I’m rather attached. I guess I should have done a background check before I got involved. Maybe I should have played the field. But FB is so attractive and we have so much fun together!
I really feel heard in the relationship. FB sees me and knows who I am. Plus the relationship has helped my business. Not to mention FB’s extended family who has welcomed me so warmly.
Now I find out that FB is not who I thought (hoped) s/he was. I thought I could trust FB, but now I’m not so sure. The relationship is so one-sided – with no consideration of me. Everything is on FB’s terms. And now I find out that s/he’s been talking – telling my secrets all over town!
Am I being played for a fool? At first I looked the other way. I didn’t want to believe what I was hearing. How could those things be true? No, I don’t want to know. Love is blind.
I know I’m in denial and deserve better, but I love FB! And I love FB’s extended family. They are always there for me.
Maybe FB can change. If I love FB enough, I know s/he will change. If I love FB enough s/he will become trustworthy and respectful. I know FB really loves me but just doesn’t know how to show it. Maybe FB had a difficult childhood and doesn’t understand the meaning of healthy boundaries or privacy. Maybe there’s a rehab program for abusive social networks. Yes, that’s it! – a 28 day program. An intervention! Maybe FB’s extended family will participate in an intervention and get FB into treatment.
I don’t want it to end. I hate to admit it, but it’s FB’s extended family that I will miss the most. Will I lose contact with them? Where will we meet? Can we find a new place to hang out? What will the impact be on my business? FB introduced me to so many people – from all over the world.
I need more time. I can’t just leave. I’ve invested too much. I’m not even sure FB will let me leave. I might not even get my stuff back.
How can I bear this loss? Will I find another? Can I ever trust again?
How can you mend a broken social network?….
Seriously – Will Facebook get its act together? Or will we all have to click the big “Unlike” button and go elsewhere?