Loved ones, especially parents, tend to share information about their children that should be confidential.
Although it’s coming from a good place, some things should remain with close family and friends.
Oversharing is defined as – “The disclosure of an inappropriate amount of detail about one’s personal life.”
It appears this is a common problem among South Africans.
Tbose opened the phone lines on The Best t in the city for listeners to share their experiences with loved ones who overshare.
“My Aunt is costing and doesn’t see anything wrong. Koko Ntombi, you are costing me.
“I decided to be quiet and surprise her with the rest of the family. Mind you she is over 60,” said anonymous.
“Some go as telling other people how much their kids pay for rent and they don’t see anything wrong,” said uncle T.
Three TSpooons on why we should not overshare:
- To respect boundaries.
- Not everyone wishes your loved ones well.
- It is not your news to share
[3 TSpoons] On Why We Should Not Overshare
🥄 To Respect Boundaries
🥄 Not Everyone Wishes Your Loved Ones Well
— On the street. On the air. (@KayaOnAir) October 26, 2021
A tweep who is in aviation revealed that his uncle lied about his profession to his peers.
Check out more reactions from social media.
I have found that some people want the recognition and favour that think will come with being the first to break the news, even when it’s not their place to. Bafuna ukushayelwa izandla banikwe i prize. #LovedOnesThatOvershare
— Ntokozo Zulu (@Ntontozana) October 26, 2021
#LovedOnesThatOvershare My mom bathong 😱 @tboseZA she shares everything the whole family will call her throughout the day if they want the 411. If you buy anything major before you’re even done with the purchase you’ll hear someone asking about the progress🤷♀️i call her daily sun pic.twitter.com/qBEpZsbxXp
— 🌹😋 Meme 😋🌹 (@MMMolefe_7) October 26, 2021
I am the sharist..I share everything with my siblings ngiyafona and tell them no matter how small that thing it is #LovedOnesThatOvershare
— 🦋Phoebe Sihle Luthuli🦋 (@NosihleLuthuli9) October 26, 2021