Facebook's for fun right? it's there for me to have fun on, to discuss what's on my mind with my friends and family, comment amusingly on other peoples cat pictures & share funny pictures of my 2 yr old little girl wearing hats. I had one of my Uncles on there, lets call him Derek, one who I was close to as kid, now not so much. There's been several incidents in the past (before the advent of FB) where's he been heavily critical of me, one time in particular he phoned me up drunk and was very nasty, brought me to tears when I was in a bad place in my life. Whenever he'd comment on my stuff on FB he would be critical or be vaguely nasty under the guise of humour. One time I posted a joke about Thatcher just after she died and he laid into me telling me I shouldn't speak ill of the dead etc etc so I deleted him and his wife from my fb. I'm 38, I'm well aware of the implications or how I might appear behind everything I post and I still choose to post it. If I disagreed with something someone had said I wouldn't go telling them that they shouldn't have done/said that, I'd just ignore it or hide the story. Everyone leads their life in their own way who am I to judge them. Also I wanted him off my fb because when I'd go to post I think 'I wonder what uncle derek would think about this' That's not how it should be - I want to be free to post what I want without fear of getting judged by some arrogant self-important Uncle and tbh I feel much better since deleting him. I have deleted others off of FB for being depressive or negative, life's too short to associate with negative people. I'd rather fill my life with people who will inspire me, make me laugh or at the very least have a positive attitude towards life. Not people who go around telling people how to live their lives, I'd delete a peer for this so why should I make allowances just because this person is my mums brother? I shouldn't.
Unfortuanately deleting him and his wife off FB means that they don't get updates about my family life and my beautiful little girl, which they probably enjoyed, but tough shit he shouldn't have been such an A rsehole. Now he feels aggrieved over it because my mum (his sister) has asked me why I did it and now also my Sister, so he's obvisouly been talking to them about it. My reasons are completely justified so why do I feel like I'm the one who's done wrong?