Your partner tags you in memes, your parents tag you in emotionally blackmailing videos about family and your best friends tags you in shitty posts.
The daily notifications run into double digits as your friends cannot stop tagging you.
Much like you, this guy also got really tired of his obsessive tagging wife. From life posts to silly puns, she tagged him in almost everything.
He was understandably irritated for a while, but he soon realized something very important, something we usually take for granted.
And he shared it in a Facebook post.
This is what his post read:
"Every day she tags me in stuff on Facebook. Every day. Like several times a day. As if she bounces around the internet just looking for random shit to let me know is out there. Memes, events, stories etc."
"I used to find it annoying. I didn't really know why half of it was relevant."
"But over time I've learned that she tags me in shit because it's either funny, insightful or relevant to us and our relationship. Sometimes it helps her tell me something because it's so relevant and she couldn't have said it better herself. I try to make a point of acknowledging it. It doesn't take any effort at all."
"To be honest it helps me gauge where she's at and what she's looking at online. Sometimes it forms the basis of our conversations when I get home. So often I come home to a "Did you see that thing I tagged you in?" As silly as it sounds it helps us communicate."
"Women tag men in basically everything I ever post. I always see the same reply of 'I ain't reading that' or 'too long' that's it."
"The conversation goes no further. Whatever message she was trying to send him was rejected because of sheer arrogance and inability to take a few fucking seconds to read something that was probably important to how she was feeling."
"Read the post. Just fucking read it. If she tagged you in it, she wants you to look at it. If you were at the park and she said "hey look at that" would you ignore it? Would you make a snide remark about how much effort it will take you to see it? I think not."
"Show her you love her. Let her know you care. Read the fucking post!"
More often than not, it gets difficult to say something to your partner. It can be because of stress, lack of time or just because you can't find the right words or you're scared that you'll be judged. But mate, it's the digital age and if your partner tags in memes, posts, and videos, we'd say embrace it. It might not be the conventional talking, but it is a new way.