A Swansea couple have confirmed that outwardly passive aggressive Facebook updates are a key ingredient for a sustainable relationship. 

Pete Bowen and Theresa Connell, both from Mount Pleasant, have been in a relationship for 7 months, living together for 5 months and engaged for 3 months.

Theresa said: “We work because we’ve done things the right way.  We took our time before moving in together, getting engaged and taking out a joint finance agreement on a smart TV.

“You also have to move with the times, social media is everywhere now and we use it to our advantage.  It really cuts down the need to have conversations because if we did, we may uncover each other’s flaws.

“Pete works long hours, so I post updates onto my Facebook page like this one from last night: ‘When you’re tired and had the worst day ever and someone isn’t even here.  FML’

“He’s not much of a cook, so I also post things like this one from last Saturday night: ‘When someone is shit at cooking and their food tastes like nail varnish remover #bless #youtried #lol.”

Pete said: “I can’t physically be there to cater for her persistent whining all the time, she’s incredibly needy.  She’s right, Facebook updates work really well because I can just hide her posts from my timeline.  Although I’m sure she had some positive things to say about my potato soup.”

Theresa added: “I also use Facebook as an amazing platform to make people feel really shit about their lives.  Even if Pete hasn’t done anything nice for me I gush how about how amazing and good looking he is and how blessed I am to have him in my life, reminding you that you're single and miserable and I'm blissfully happy."

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