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Should You Unfriend Your Ex On Facebook?

There is a reason you dated your ex in the first place (hopefully) and now that you two aren’t together anymore you have two choices: keep contact or eliminate any forms of communication.

I’ll admit there’ll always be those warm tingles in your heart when you think back on  memories like when they changed their Facebook status to ‘In A Relationship’ or when they created a power couple Twitter hashtag. Back in the good old days forgetting about the ex was as simple as a wave goodbye but social media, especially Facebook, seems to hate us during the post-breakup phase.

Activity from your ex pops up way more than it should on your feed and you cannot stop stalking those you assume your ex is cuddling with. That is, if you don’t unfriend your ex. Keeping an ex as a so-called ‘friend’ proves you are unable to move on.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, a bad break-up can mean impulsive messages or irrational drunk phone calls. You definitely do not want to start throwing death threats at the ex… after all, they are not worth your time.

Maintaining a friendship status hinders you from letting go and pulls you back from moving forward in your life. Prove that life is much more amazing without them. It all starts with a simple click of the unfriend button.


Or you could do it the more civilised way and use the tools that Facebook provides for this situation. The choice is yours…



About Serena Dong

A UNSW Communications and Journalism student who is either sleeping or writing... or still deciding her fro-yo toppings.

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