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Facebook Relationship Pages, Please Divorce Us
By: Christine Geraci
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Have you ever been in this situation? Your significant other gets you a gift. He or she thinks it's the most incredible gift ever. You open this "awesome" gift, and come to this sinking realization: This gift is nothing more than evidence that your significant other not only doesn't listen to you, he or she simply does not understand you.
 
Well, it's really starting to feel like Facebook is that significant other.
 
The latest evidence that Facebook is a consummate terrible partner? Relationship pages.
 
These pages are seemingly well-meaning: They aim to document a couple's relationship via Facebook elements, such as mutual friends, groups they both belong to, events they have both attended, photos they have both been tagged in. All you have to do to access said page is to log in, then go to facebook.com/us. 
 
These pages are not optional. If you're listing yourself as in some sort of relationship with another Facebook user, then BAM: You've got yourself a relationship page. The only way to get rid of it is to "break up" with your significant other on Facebook. 
 
The link above contains oodles of hilarious tweets about this debacle. But I'll leave it to Emma Barnett, women's editor at The Telegraph, to break it down for you:
“You have infantilized my relationship for me with the creation of www.facebook.com/us. Only I should get to do that. And you may have just forced me, a newlywed, to finally take the plunge and break up with my husband on Facebook."
Enough said.
 
What do you think of Facebook relationship pages?


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About the Author
Christine Geraci is the Social Media/Promotions Specialist at MVP Health Care in Schenectady, NY. Connect with her on Twitter @christinegeraci.
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