My husband turned off his phone during the non-tech weekend and missed the actual emergency.
As an adult, it can be difficult to balance friendships and relationships with loved ones. On the one hand, they want to spend quality time with people they trust and have known for years. On the other hand, you also want to make sure you’re spending quality time with your partner. Whether you’re in a platonic or romantic relationship, healthy boundaries are essential. The only question is what these boundaries actually look like.
Redditor u/Remarkable-Use-8439 subsequently made a big splash on the internet front page. share the story about how his tech-free weekend went wrong. He told AITA Online his community whether he was wrong to turn off his phone to avoid his wife’s “unnecessary contact attempts” and only miss the actual emergency later. asked for the opinion of Scroll down to see the story, written in the redditor’s own words, and see how the internet reacted to the situation. Many of his Reddit users had very strong opinions about this article.
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Trust, Honesty, and Boundaries Form the Foundation of Healthy, Happy Relationships
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A man shared how upset his wife was after he turned off his cell phone with his best friend on a tech-free weekend. He missed a family emergency
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The author of the story later posted some updates
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The core of the story is about a couple trying to understand each other’s boundaries in terms of privacy, trust, communication. The redditor shared how he’s shared a longstanding annual tradition of spending a tech-free weekend with one of his closest friends. This was something that his wife had seemed okay with before.
But this year everything changed. The post’s author talks about how his significant other suddenly started checking in on him via text message while traveling, then calling him. was a change in
He eventually muted the message chain and turned off his cell phone. This made his tech-free weekend truly tech-free. When he got home on Monday, he was faced with a nasty surprise.
His wife’s sister had a car accident. The redditor’s wife felt like her husband ignored her when he needed her the most. This dramatic situation led the redditor to first share what happened in his AITA community. His story got a lot of attention and received over 16.4k upvotes.
Overall, the majority of redditors were sympathetic and supportive of the OP. But many others wondered exactly what the nature of his relationship with friends was.In fact, whether it was purely platonic. There was a heated debate about what friendship was like and how boundaries seemed blurred when viewed from the outside. Some redditors changed their minds as the OP revealed more information about what happened.
there is a big difference between privacy and confidentialityTransparency and trust form the foundation of any romantic relationship. At the same time, however, it is important to remember that a partner is not just a partner, but an individual who needs hopes, dreams, ambitions, hobbies, friends, and (sometimes) alone. Having some privacy is healthy and you don’t have to share every aspect of your life with your partner.
Basically, one of the things you should ask yourself is whether the information you are withholding directly affects your partner. Put yourself in their shoes and try to see things from their point of view.
However, if what you’re doing doesn’t affect your partner, you have the option of keeping things to yourself. More likely to be secretive than not. When broken, it takes time and consistency to restore trust. Smaller attacks take less time, but larger ones take much longer to overcome. In some cases, contacting a therapist or couples counselor may help move them forward.