How to explain social media to your spouse

When you work in digital media, the standard, ‘Tell me about your day, hon,’ raises all kinds of issues.

But here’s the problem. That’s easy for me to say.

It’s easy for Amber to say.

But is it easy for you to explain to your spouse? How do you explain why you always need to be tethered to the Internet?

Before I get into the heart of the post, you have to promise me something. Actually, three things:

1. You are not a workaholic/addictive personality using social media as an excuse to avoid your family. This is not a post about time management. This is a post about sensitively handling a shift in a person’s lifestyle.

2. You are not playing World of Warcraft or Farmville and explaining it to your spouse as social media research.

3. You are responsibly trying to have a balance with family life most of the time. That’s important.

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