littleL_RN Posted October 26, 2011 Share Posted October 26, 2011 Short backstory - Over the summer, my ex-boyfriend and I ended our relationship on amicable terms. As a result, I retained him as a friend on Facebook, along with a few of his relatives (sister, parents). Not long after, I began dating again. Although I treaded carefully at first, resisting jumping into a new relationship so quickly, it just naturally progressed so that I had no interest in dating anyone else beside my guy. I'm crazy about him and have had no hesitation in introducing him to family, friends, etc. When we had the "title" talk in recent weeks, we basically made it clear that we were exclusive. HOWEVER, he seems to be a little fixated on this Facebook status issue. Still, I am a little weary of making that broadcasted 'In a Relationship' change on Facebook because I almost feel like it's throwing it in my ex-boyfriend's [and his family's] face. To me, it almost shouts, "Hey, I moved on! Ha-ha." This is especially true because my ex has had issues with depression, PTSD, etc. I always have felt that I had to walk on eggshells with his emotions, broken up or not. Don't misunderstand me; I don't want my man to feel like a dirty little secret. I have no problem if he tags me at places, posts pictures of us together, put cutesy things on my wall, etc. That way, it could just be inferred that I am, in fact, dating him. I'm just not sure I'm on board with the 'announcement' route right now. And I don't really know how to broach the subject with him. By no means does he bring it up unprovoked, but if we're talking about the subject, he'll say things like "I'd love the Facebook world to know that you're my girlfriend." And I feel that he's just waiting for me to say "Ok, let's put it up." I know, this is such an immature thing to agonize about. But what are your thoughts? Link to comment
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