When you are experiencing a
divorce or a breakup, one question on your mind is: Should I unfriend my ex? Every
relationship and end of a relationship is different. In some cases it
can be a mutual split, while in other cases it can be a heated ending.
If you’re experiencing trouble moving on after a divorce or breakup,
here are several reasons why unfriending your ex on social media is the
Stalking is not healthy. I might be tempting to constantly check on your ex’s social media
activity after a breakup or divorce. According to an Ohio State University
study, those who stalk their exes online do so as a coping mechanism that
actually does more harm than good, triggering negative feelings and making
it more difficult to move on.
You won’t be tempted to reach out to them. Cutting off contact prevents you from sending messages explaining your
side of things or waiting for them to come back.
You don’t have to pretend. While experiencing an end of a relationship can be terrible, having to
walk around acting like everything is fine can be worse. Putting up a
front because you know that your ex will see will not make things any better.
Avoid a “race to move on.” One fear we all experience is one day logging in and seeing your
ex posting pictures with a new flame, or seeing a change in relationship
status. Healing from a divorce or relationship should not be a race to
see who can move on the fastest.
You’ll feel free. If you’re not virtually connected with your ex anymore, you may
feel a huge sense of freedom from your past. Once you eliminate the source
of drama in your life, then you are ready to start a fresh new chapter.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in Yonkers, NY,
schedule a free consultation with
The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. today.