DEAR HARRIETTE: My husband does not like social media and forbids me to post pictures of him. I made the mistake years ago of posting a shot of him, and he got so mad. I follow his directions now. People have started asking me if we got divorced because I always show pictures of me with other people, but never with him. How should I handle this? -- Missing Husband, Seattle
DEAR MISSING HUSBAND: Your husband has the right to want his image to remain private. There are plenty of people who agree with him about staying off social media. As with everything, there is a downside.
I suggest that you tell your husband that people have asked if you are divorced because he is invisible on your social media pages. Ask him if you can sparingly post shots of the two of you together. Since you are an avid social media user, you want him to be a part of that world with you -- if only here and there.
If he says no, honor his request. When you get the question about the status of your marriage, proudly respond by saying how long you have been married -- and leave it at that!