A Breakup and Social Media: 5 Suggestions On How to Manage

Relationship breakups have become more complex and challenging because of social media. After a split, you will have to deal with the added weight of social media.

 1. To prepare your social media accounts for your newly single status, follow these tips:

  • Decide whether (and how) you want to keep in touch with your ex through social media. For example, is your ex a friend on Facebook? Do you follow one another on Twitter? Which other social networks are there?


  • After a relationship ends, you have several options. Unfollowing and unfriending each other is an option, and even blocking each other may be necessary. Alternatively, you can continue to follow each other. Be aware of the consequences of your choices, however.


  • Unfollowing, unfriending, or blocking your partner will likely make them aware of why they are no longer in your life. Do you think this action will cause more complications for you? If at all, how would you like to handle their feelings?


  • Consider how you will feel about future social media interactions if you choose to follow each other. For example, what will you do if you see your ex with a new love? Would you be comfortable sharing stories and pictures post-breakup? Would you be upset if your ex liked one of your posts?

  1. Consider options for shared social media accounts. For example, are you and your ex-partner sharing an account?


  • The account can be closed and all information deleted.


  • Alternatively, you may choose to keep the account and have one person manage it. To avoid confusion, make it clear to your friends that the version is only yours if you take it over.


  1. Your relationship status should be updated. If you’re single again, you may want to update your status and tell your friends.


  • Be prepared for questions about your breakup when you update your status. You may add a message indicating you do not wish to discuss the breakup if you do not wish to discuss the relationship.

  1. Don’t force friends to choose sides. Having a breakup can put mutual friends in a difficult position.


  • Don’t force your friends to pick sides or unfriend or unfollow one of you on social media. Creating multiple issues can make the breakup more difficult for everyone.


  1.    Decide on social media photos. On your social media accounts, how would you like to handle pictures of your ex?


  • You can ignore the photos and leave them as a memory. In contrast, deleting and erasing all of your relationship’s images may give you a sense of satisfaction. Take the pictures down if you find them bothersome.


  • If your profile photo includes your ex, you may need to update it. Perhaps you don’t want friends to think you’re still together or working on a reconciliation.


Considering social media’s impact on your breakup is essential. You can move forward in your social media accounts if you follow these simple steps.


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