Israeli man begs court to ban wife from Facebook

With 33,000 friends across seven accounts, this Israeli man's wife is totally addicted to Facebook.

By YONATAN HILLELI/ MAARIV
September 24, 2017 16:23
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An Israeli man thinks his wife has a heavy social media addiction, and he's looking to the Israeli government for help.

The man, from central Israel, has petitioned a family court to issue an order denying his wife permission to use Facebook and WhatsApp.

The biggest problem, he said, is Facebook, where his wife "talks to dozens of men simultaneously."

The drama started about eight months ago when the woman in her late 30's opened a Facebook account to catch up with her childhood friends.

Her husband didn't find the behavior suspicious or bothersome at first. But when his wife started friending thousands of people — "even those whom we had never heard of or met" — at such a rapid pace that she needed to open seven different Facebook profiles, it became a problem.

She now has 33 thousand Facebook friends.

The husband's decision to go to court came after he was threatened by some of the men with whom his wife was speaking. The men became obsessed with her, he said.

"My life has been turned into a nightmare," he said.

"We are talking about an addiction just like drugs or alcohol," he added. "This addiction has made my wife embark on dozens of affairs on social media and in real life."

The couple has been married for 16 years.



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