A man revealed how he got out of his wife after her obsession Instagram began to bleed in every aspect of their lives.
But although his approach may have seemed extreme on the surface, many people on the internet sympathized with his response to his partner’s appearance. social media addiction.
According to the Pew Research Center, about four out of 10 Americans use Instagram. More significantly, about six out of 10 U.S. adults who use Instagram admit to doing so at least once a day, while nearly four out of 10 admit to visiting the site several times during the day.
Although social media has often been thought of as a preserve of the younger in partnerIn fact, a significant proportion of the total population is now engaged in these platforms and it’s not always in a healthy way.
For some, this use may be limited to addiction, with figures produced by Statista in 2019 estimating that 15 percent of 23- to 38-year-olds consider themselves hooked on social media with nine percent of 39- to 54-year-olds similarly obsessed.
According to his account of events, which won more than 31,000 votes, the father of one who is in his 30s has just finished his marriage after falling ill due to her obsession with the “aesthetics” of their home.
However, his wife was no ordinary neat idiot, with her fixation on appearances emerging after she found success on social media.
“My wife always liked appearances but it was never that bad,” he explained. “Do she started an Instagram page for moms and has received a huge following, about 400,000 since the birth of our daughter. “
That’s where the problems started. For the months and years that followed, he said his wife emphasized “on things that look good” to the point where “she doesn’t actually enjoy the moment.”
“I feel like I don’t live in a house, I live in an Instagram photo shoot,” he said. For example, he remembered the time when she “began a battle“with him right after their daughter took her first steps as he put a drink on the table behind her and it was ‘all she could see’ in the video she made.
He said their daughter’s room had “barely.” toys“in it because his wife refuses to buy anything that doesn’t fit the” aesthetics. “
“I’m finally done,” he said. “I just can’t keep feeling like I live in a museum where I can’t touch or move anything.”
His story struck a chord with many comments on the post.
Quirky-Somewhere shared a similar experience writing, “I have a friend who’s a ‘mom-influencer.'” She was fine. “
RomanceStudies had a similar story, commenting: “I had a friend with whom I went to Europe. For two weeks, she spent at least 50 percent of the holiday taking selfies, editing and sending them, then responding to family and friends. She wasn’t even influential. “
Another user, clibb28, also had a negative experience about a relationship with a social media obsessive. “I was dating a woman with a huge Instagram and from Tok following for a while, “he said.” Everything was fake … We couldn’t even eat crappy food without it being a photo shoot. I dumped her after 4 months. “
Alt_SWR, meanwhile, commented: “Living so simply isn’t living … Nothing wrong with normal social media usage, but it becomes a problem when people base their lives around this s *** or are obsessed with it.”
Elsewhere, UnicornQueenFaye highlighted another issue with mixing parenting and social media. “I know of a few Instagram kids who are growing up in their teens and hate that their whole life has been shown and still remains shown online,” they warned.
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