Are all those very intimate details really necessary?

By Marisa Cohen
September 19, 2017

When the tap of a finger can deliver your most private, personal thoughts to your 752 closest friends on Facebook, it’s shockingly easy to overshare about everything from your health, to your sex life, to your children’s progress with potty training. “There can be a sense of safety behind a computer screen,” explains psychologist Andrea Bonior, PhD, author of The Friendship Fix. “When you’re posting something on Facebook, it feels less intimate than making eye contact with someone and sharing something in your own voice to their face. The computer creates a bit of a barrier.”

But not all cases of oversharing can be blamed on social media. Sometimes you can be so eager to make a connection that you wind up sharing TMI. Here, seven ways you might be crossing the line from chatty to cringe-worthy.

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