Bad Breakup? How NOT To Embarrass Yourself On Facebook


Think before you post!

Don’t overshare and other important rules for avoiding regret later on.

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.

2. Remember that you don’t owe anyone an explanation. The best and worst thing about the Internet is the access it provides into everyone’s lives. Just by looking at Facebook, we can see what our best friend from high school had for breakfast, how our uncle feels about Obama and what coffee shop our boss has checked into; it’s great fun, until it’s not.

When people notice that your Facebook relationship status has changed and your wall explodes with notes from concerned virtual strangers, it’s ok to say nothing at all. You don’t need to publicly announce your breakup, you aren’t Kristen Stewart and she didn’t need to do it either! Sometimes no status update is the best status update of them all.

3. Keep it about you. If you can’t fathom the idea of remaining quiet on your social media outlets, it’s totally understandable! Social media follows your life, during the good and bad times. So if you must share, keep the focus on you, not your ex. This isn’t an opportunity to slam him publicly; it’s your time to be supported by your friends and contacts.

Mention how you’re doing with this new life change, ask for support or resources if you’re struggling, but don’t be afraid to have fun. You’re going through a break-up, but you’re still YOU. Lighten the tone, and others will follow suit and help you move on with your life.

By We Love Dates/Your Tango.com

 

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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