He won’t take photos of me on our outings, and it bothers me

Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have done a lot of traveling and other fun things together.

He is a kind and good person, but there is one thing that is a recurring problem for me: He frequently “forgets” to take photos of me.

I take numerous photos of him, which he seems to enjoy, but he will not take a photo of me unless prompted to do so.

We have photos of our travels and exploits, but there is very little evidence that I was also there!

We have talked about this, and he says that he no longer likes to take photos because photos are too prevalent on social media.

I agree that many people share way too much, and I personally don’t care for the whole selfie obsession. But the fact that he will not reciprocate in taking photos really bothers me.

Am I being unreasonable or insecure?

– Photophobic

Dear Photophobic: Your husband does reciprocate taking photos of you, but he needs to be prompted to do so. So – prompt him.

You are simply more oriented toward this sort of chronicling than he is, perhaps because you participate in social media, and he doesn’t.

Also, ask others to take photos of you two together.

Dear Amy: I am the youngest of three sisters and have always had a rough relationship with my mom and sisters.

I don’t fit in. They are all about drama.

Recently, I received a call from my dad, asking me to visit them. I was so stressed out the night before I left that I didn’t sleep. That morning, I almost threw up from so much anxiety about it.

I never know what I’ll say that will set one of them off. Then the others follow suit. I can’t ask them questions. Anything I do say gets used against me.

I have tried to give them a taste of their own medicine, but that only seems to increase the bullying.

I want them in my life because they are my parents and sisters, but I don’t want to walk on eggshells around them.

We once went two years without talking, and recently we went over a year with no contact.

The times I didn’t have them in my life were amazing. My relationship with my husband flourished. I wasn’t stressed. My daughters did well because I was happy enough to make sure they thrived.

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