'My guy has a selfie obsession...'

Dear Diana,
My guy loves to take snapshots at every step he takes. He keeps uploading his photographs on Facebook. His cell phone is full of images with friends and family. Often in pursuit of a selfie, he has been resorting to dangerous stuff. The other day he went to his pal's 18th floor apartment and posed at the window to get the setting sun in the background. I am scared for him and have voiced my fears to him. At times, he has got so carried away that he has even fallen and hurt himself. After reading about the recent incidents of drowning at Bandra Bandstand and people losing their lives while taking selfies, I am worried about him. I have told him to stop taking selfies, but he is in no mood to listen to me. How do I rid him of his habit? I am on tenterhooks when he is out with his pals.
— Reema

Illustration/Uday Mohite
Illustration/Uday Mohite

Dear Reema,
Your guy seems to be a selfie addict. You need to caution him about his obsession. He needs to go slow, especially when taking selfies in the outdoors. The cops have even highlighted potential danger zones for taking selfies like the rocks at Bandra Bandstand where a collegian lost her life recently. I am sure he is aware of the recent incidents, so when you are around, stop him when he goes berserk for the perfect backdrop. It is okay if things are not perfect as these are just his personal snapshots. Also, you have to tell him to be alert when he is taking pictures at risky locations. Tell him that you do not want to pose for such pictures.

Diana will solve it!
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  • Krishan Wadhwa21-Jan-2016

    Dear Reema.. considering the situation its clear that your guy is living to impress his social circle and bluntly ignores the concern and care by his loved ones.. its difficult to knock sense into him at this stage as he is well aware of the whole scenario and its outcome still he chooses to ignore it.. if he doesn't let go of his show off habit sooner or not much later he will become a victim of his obsession and you will be left to grief on his picture for the rest of your life. MOVE ON GURL!!

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