We used to before we were married when FB first started because I was in an abusive relationship previously and didn't want to be "found"
When we got married and I took on new surname I created my own account.
But really why is it an issue?
I'm sure there are many reasons like my own that really does it matter what people choose to do and why...
My cousin and her husband share a page and it's in the name of their dog. Is that double the craziness?
It has never occurred to me to be weird or to have any control/anti feminism undertones. I think sometimes we read way too much into things.
I've always found it a bit strange. I only know one couple who have done it and he was notorious for chatting to girls online/via text so I think it was a trust thing.
I couldn't do it. I use FB messenger like text messaging... which includes complaining about my DH to my girlfriends
I've got one couple on my Facebook who have a joint account. I'm not bothered by it and I know that in their case it seems to be because they're just a really happy couple who love to share everything. The wife is the mum of DD's best friend from daycare. The husband is from Ireland and that's how they keep in touch with the overseas relatives. Not a big deal really.
I'm going to be going against most opinions here. DH & I share an account. It's not in either of our names. Neither he or I are controlling & we both have a lot of trust for one another (I can't believe how many people have written must be trust issues, well it's not in our case anyway).
I started the page & DH was always against Facebook. I started showing him things on Facebook & he started being interested in it. So I just added my account to his phone. He normally goes on the newsfeed to see what everyone's up too & that's about it. We work at the same place & have the same friends & family.
I don't see any issues with us sharing a Facebook page. Everyone knows if there is a post it's me as he never posts anything.
I use messenger a lot & he never uses it. And yes I have complained to my friends about him sometimes when he's really annoying me. He mustn't check it because he's never said anything or gotten cranky. But I'm not really writing anything I wouldn't say to him if he's annoying me anyway haha..
I don't think I'm weird sharing a Facebook page. Surely no one would care if we had a separate account or a joint one? And too bad if they do, they can always unfriend us
I think the reason it bothers me is because it goes against the way it is designed to be used. It causes confusion. I mean it's not a big deal but it just confuses me.
Fwiw, we both have separate accounts but if he is too lazy to get up off the couch to get his phone, he'll grab mine and go through my feed.
The only time he posts or comments from my account though, is just him pretending to be me, talking about how great he is.
And to everyone who's admitted to having a shared facebook - thank you for sharing your reasons! It is nice to see people not afraid to admit something that goes a little against the grain.
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