Dealing With the Facebook Break-up
What to do when your split goes public. Very public.
If you’re like us, a large part of your life goes up on the Internet... and that likely includes your relationship. You know, cute pics from that beach vacation you took together, funny posts, insider Twitter jokes, and couple-y statuses (and status changes) for all to see. Which is great when you’re together...but can be a relationship minefield if you break up. Because suddenly, friends (and even acquaintances) will demand to know what went wrong, leading to a public break-up bonanza.
With everyone Tweeting, blogging, and posting their personal business everywhere, your ex has the power to let strangers know about your separation just by updating his news feed. Your painful split is on display—whether you ‘Like’ it or not. You might still be grieving, but your break-up
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isn’t just between the two of you. Facebook makes it everyone’s business.
It goes like this: when you’re in love, you want to take out a billboard on NH-8. But when you change your status to single, you just pray some etiquette-ignoring sociopath or nosy distant cousin doesn’t obnoxiously post their condolences. Or worse.