Deal­ing With the Face­book Break-up

What to do when your split goes pub­lic. Very pub­lic.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - LOVE & LUST -

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

“He posted, ‘ TGIF!!’ Does that mean he has

a date?”

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.

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