[quote="Wendy_Ann, post:1, topic:243716"]
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Yesterday I deleted all but four friends on Facebook. My husband uses my account for games so I did not delete my account. I find myself checking facebook for updates and comparing others lives with mine. It gets to the point where I feel bad about myself. What do I tell people when they ask why I am no longer their friend on Facebook? I have done this once before and ended up befriending all of my aquaintances again. What are your thoughts of Facebook? Please advise.
The thing to remember about Facebook is that it does not give you an accurate view of another person's life. It is easy to get sucked into the "grass is always greener" mentality because most people try to put their best foot forward.
Are most people going to post a status update about how they had a huge fight with their spouse about who gets to hold the TV remote control? Or about how their daughter threw a severe temper tantrum because they didn't give her another M&M? Are most people going to post photos of themselves in unflattering poses or after just having rolled out of bed? Not likely.
So try to keep that in mind when looking at what other people post. They are showing their best sides and hiding the negatives.
But, that said, if Facebook disrupts your peace and leads you to feel worse about yourself, you shouldn't feel the least bit bad about cutting it out of your life (or at least scaling it way back as you have done). You don't owe it to anyone to friend them on Facebook.