Here’s how asking a question in a military spouse Facebook group feels. . . told in GIFs


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From staying in touch with friends and family to working remotely, military life has changed for the better the the onset of the internet age. But things can get a little wonky when it comes to social media, and especially when it comes to military spouse Facebook groups. We’ve all seen it happen–a question posted by one of the members of the group goes sideways. And it goes sideways¬†fast.

You open your post and begin typing.

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It’s a super innocuous question about something totally non-controversial.

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You click “post” and wait for a response that will answer your question easily and helpfully.

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Someone responds with a generally helpful, innocuous comment and you think that everything is going to be a-okay.

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And then there’s the comment that assumes something weird and vaguely offensive–usually having to do with your motives behind the question.

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And someone else says the perennial Facebook favorite, “If you just Googled this. . . “

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And then there are the pile-ons from folks who are responding to things that aren’t even close to the original question.

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Don’t forget the OPSEC/PERSEC comment from some rando who hasn’t been part of the conversation.

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And there’s always the “this didn’t exactly happen to me so all of the other advice is garbage. . . garbage, I tell you!” comment.

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Suddenly everything’s on fire.

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You try to salvage the conversation but somehow the conversation has just gone totally off the rails.

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You give up. . . and grab a glass of wine or a bowl of ice cream.

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By J.G. Noll