I think it’s okay if people complain, kind of.
I used to share only the happiness on social media, and try my hardest not to complain as I don’t want anyone to know my pain or discomfort. I laughed at those who constantly complain how the world has wronged them. But now I think it’s perfectly acceptable to share the details of the not-so-pretty parts of life with close friends.
When complaining, I’m seeking for advices, or am attempting to talk through something. When I have discussions with new moms we usually agree that sometimes often being a mom is hard. Then we try to brainstorm ways to make it easier on ourselves. We share ideas and swap stories and triumphs and failures.
We all have lives to lead and we all have both wonderful and hard times – sometimes almost simultaneously! I don’t believe that anyone, no matter what, should constantly complain about circumstances with no intention of trying to fix them, but I also don’t believe that we should feel badly about sharing our true feelings and struggles with others, or seeking to find wisdom and encouragement.