Breaking up with someone has never been easy, but in this age of status updates, checking in and documenting your every move online, it’s only getting harder. Not only do you have to find a way to remove your ex from your real life, but you’ve got to hit delete on their digital presence as well.
It might be tempting to furiously update your Facebook status with an overly emotional, angry over-share, letting the world know that the breakup in question wasn’t your fault. However, this won’t do you any favors in the long run. Social media can either be a huge support during this hard time or your worst enemy.
Here is how to handle your online presence while going through a bad breakup:
1. Talk, don’t type! When you’re in the midst of a break-up, your emotions are on overdrive and you might be tempted to say things you’ll regret. This is the perfect time to call a trusted friend and meet for coffee, instead of writing an angry blog post or firing off emotional tweets.
Sure, you might be able to go back and delete them, but we all know the Internet never really forgets. You never know who is reading what you’re saying online, so it’s best to be mindful and manage your online persona accordingly. Talk it out with a friend, don’t type it out alone.
Check out the other two tips to avoid a Facebook meltdown on YourTango.com.
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