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Dear Harriette

27 January, 2004 11:21 PM

'Dear Harriette: When my wife gets mad at me, she writes on her Web site what I did wrong that day. We are in counseling, but sometimes my words will be twisted around on the site. She tells me not to go to the site, but I know one of our neighbors does and I want to know what is being said about me on a public Web site. Any advice? -- Tom, Texas' See Harriette's Reply

I wonder if this might be a problem we'll see more of in future.



Wow. That's crazy.

Jonathan » 28 January, 2004 12:47 AM

What about times when I write about my, err, "difficulties" with my parents? It feels similar. Recently I've really been wondering what they'd think if they were to come upon my blog... not in an "eek!" kind of way, but more like whether what I reveal is really appropriate for public consumption, and whether they'd be hurt by it. To a certain extent I am "revealing details of our life together -- conflicts or triumphs -- in a public forum without their blessing" (paraphrased from the article you linked to). I am really thinking about this issue of boundaries.

irene » 28 January, 2004 2:55 AM

Yeah, I think there are some boundaries. Still, this goes even beyond what you write about Irene, because this guy DID know about the website, DID take offense to it, and was then TOLD NOT TO READ IT by his wife...even though the rest of the world was totally free to do so. Wow. That's a marriage in big trouble.

Jonathan » 28 January, 2004 8:34 AM

That is so sad :(. I hope we DON'T see more of that in the future!!

/Karen/ » 28 January, 2004 12:41 PM

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