The story goes that a former Italian Prime Minister flirted with two women in public and, in the aftermath of the media brouhaha, his wife of twenty years published an open letter to her husband in a newspaper to demand an apology.
I was giggling as I read the article but what was written towards the end was, well…
… While only the most public of public figures choose to settle disagreements in the media, couples increasingly use blogs or MySpace to issue apologies. [BBC News]
1) A paid space in a newspaper is not something that everyone can afford while there are a lot of free blogging services available.
2) But, whether it’s a newspaper or a blog, why can’t the demand for apology be made face-to-face? And why can’t the apology be made in person too? Is personal — face-to-face — communication between spouses getting more and more difficult that they have to use a medium like a newspaper or a blog?