How to Add Your Wife on Facebook

by Aaron Wein
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Facebook lets you list as much -- or as little -- personal information as you want on your profile page. For instance, you can add a list of all of your family members, including your wife. If your wife has a Facebook account, her name will also appear as a link in your profile and your name will appear as a link in hers, assuming she confirms your relationship request.

Step 1

Log in to Facebook and click your name to open your Timeline.

Step 2

Click the gray "Update Info" button to view a new page.

Step 3

Click "Edit" in the "Relationships and Family" area.

Step 4

Click the "Relationship Status" drop-down field and click "Married."

Step 5

Type your wife's name into the text field and click her name when it appears in the drop-down menu. If she does not have a Facebook profile then her name will not appear in the drop-down field.

Click Save. If you selected your wife's name from the drop-down field in the previous step, a relationship confirmation request will be sent to her profile. When she confirms the relationship, your wife will appear on your profile.


  • You can edit who can view your relationships on Facebook by clicking the Audience Selector button next to the relationship when editing your profile and choosing an option, such as "Public" or "Custom." Choosing "Custom" opens a new window where you can choose to omit specific people from viewing the relationship.


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About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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