More and more people are using social media to share news with all of the people in their lives. I see posts announcing everything from a new relationship, an engagement, pregnancy, graduation, the birth of a child, and so much more. I can't even tell you how often I hear people say something like, "I'd better find out before Facebook" or "I had to find out from Facebook" when someone in their life announces something that they felt like they should have been told personally rather through text, e-mail, a phone call or face to face. And even worse than not telling those closest to us before we tell an entire community of our friends, family and somewhat acquaintances, I've seen some women announce things on social media, mostly in private Facebook groups or on a Twitter account that nobody in their "real" life knows about, before they have even told their husband.
When something exciting happens in your life, who is the first person you think to tell? Do you immediately call your closest girlfriend or draft a post to all of your social media accounts or is the first person you think of your husband? This is something that I've been thinking about a lot lately and it's a question that I plan to ask myself any time something happens. I want to make sure that Joe feels like he is at the top of my list to call when the big things in life come around because he should never feel like he is not my number one or that I care about him less than anyone else!
What do you think? Do you wait to share news with social media or people in your life until you've had the chance to tell your very best friend and partner in life first?