By RENAD GHANEM | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: The famous social network website Facebook played a role in the fall of several regimes, such as in Tunisia and Egypt, or at least caused them troubles, as in Libya, Yemen and Syria. However, Facebook sometimes also contributes to the dissolutions of marriages. Occasionally, husbands use the website for adventures: to make friendships with members of the opposite gender. This doesn’t always remain unnoticed by their wives, who then start spying on them. They refuse to let their husbands add any female friends to their friends’ list.
Some wives discover that their husbands are having a good time making friendships with other women and lie about their social status. This leads to extreme situations, in which they ban their husbands from Facebook. Others make fake accounts and add their husband, so that they can catch them red-handed.
“A wife that allows her husband to have a Facebook account is crazy,” said Fatima Shaker, a housewife. Fatima suffered a lot because of her husband’s adventures with other women on Facebook. She said that she wished to delete his account. He promised her when he first joined the social network to use it the right way, but slowly it got out of control.
She said that her husband started to behave strangely, like spending a long time on Facebook or adding only women on his friends’ list. What was worst in her opinion, was that he mentioned in his status that he was single. “It came to the point that I asked him to delete all the strange girls in his list, but he refused. He tried to convince me that this stayed only on Facebook,” she added.