3 reasons you should block your ex:
Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family. But it can also be a painful reminder of the person you’re missing. Block them. If you’re going through a breakup and are struggling with seeing your ex all over social media. Block? Here are three reasons why you should consider blocking them:
Social media is torture after a breakup.
Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. But it can also be a source of stress if you’re going through a breakup. Your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend may still see your posts about all the exciting things you’re doing without them, and that feels unpleasant. You may feel tempted to check their profiles for signs of new relationships, but don’t do it! That’s just adding fuel to the fire; instead, take some time away from social media altogether until your heartache subsides.
If your breakup has been particularly painful and messy, there might come a point where you want more than just a break from social media. You might want an outright block on anyone who could possibly remind you of them. (this includes both romantic partners and platonic friends). This kind of block is easy enough: just go into each platform’s settings page and flag any old contacts as “block.” If there are people who aren’t currently active on Instagram or Twitter but have been in the past (these days many former classmates use these platforms). Consider using bulk blocking tools like Block Together so that none of them ever show up again in your feed.
It’ll help you detach from your ex.
Of course you want to know what’s going on in your ex’s life. But when it comes down to it, do you really want to be the person who calls them up every five minutes just so they can complain about how miserable they are?
You’re better than that. And if you’re not better than that yet, then remember this: You’re capable of being better than that! By blocking them (and other toxic people) out of your life, you’re taking back control over what happens next with your heart.
Just as importantly, blocking them will help prevent you from falling into old habits and behaviors that don’t serve you or anyone else well. It may feel like there are still things left unsaid between the two of you—but guess what? There are always things left unsaid between any two people who break up! And in most cases, those unspoken words aren’t worth saying anyway. Because they’ll just result in another fight later down the line.
It will help you protect your heart.
This is the most important reason, because if you’re not protecting your heart, then what are you even doing?
- You can’t control what your ex does and says, but you can control what YOU do. They will always be a part of your life in some way or another, so it’s up to you to decide how much of that relationship is going to affect YOUR life. If seeing them occasionally makes it easier for them to keep tabs on the kids or finances and keeps things civil between the two of them (which can be useful), then that’s fine; just don’t let yourself get caught up in any drama or confusion about whether or not there should still be feelings there between each other. You’re an adult now and need to act like one if this person has hurt you enough times where they shouldn’t be allowed back into YOUR space without any kind of consequence involved with their actions!
- Don’t let anyone make decisions FOR YOU when it comes down TO THEM being RIGHT OR WRONG! We all know how well THAT goes over. And for those who don’t know about these kinds of situations well enough yet: The best thing anyone could ever DO FOR YOURSELF during such times would BE NOTHING AT ALL!
Social media can be really painful, but we don’t have to stay in that pain if we don’t want to.
Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. But it can also be painful. There are many reasons why this is so; for starters, social media gives us an opportunity to see what everyone else is up to. And not only that, we can see how perfect their lives seem from afar. This can make the people who use social media feel self-conscious about their own lives (“does anyone care about me?”), or even depressed (“why am I so lonely? Why don’t my friends want to hang out? Am I boring?”).
However, despite these feelings of isolation and sadness caused by social media. Or perhaps because of them—many people have found that using blocking tools like Google Chrome’s new ‘Inspire’ button has helped them maintain healthy relationships with their exes online. Blocking someone prevents you from seeing their posts and updates on Facebook or Instagram. If you’re feeling tempted to go back through old photos of your former love interest just because they’ve posted something new or funny on Instagram recently. This will help prevent those impulses from taking over your life!
Your ex can see your friends and family when they check out your page. And they might try to send them hurtful messages or ask them uncomfortable questions.
Your ex can see your friends and family when they check out your page. And they might try to send them hurtful messages or ask them uncomfortable questions. Even if you’re the most optimistic person on the planet, it’s possible that your ex could cause trouble for those who care about you. You don’t want to put your friends and family in an uncomfortable position by having them field some harsh words from a person who used to be close with you.
A break from social media can be healthy.
Social media is a tool, not an obligation. You don’t have to be on social media to be a good friend.
A lot of people use social media as their primary way of connecting with friends and family. But it’s important for you to realize that you don’t need Facebook or Instagram in order to have meaningful relationships in your life.
Think about all the things that happen when you’re away from social media: You talk more openly with real-life friends; you go out more often; and best of all, it’s easier for people around you (including family members) to see how much happier they are now that they aren’t constantly glued to their phones!
It’s okay to do what’s best for you during this difficult time.
Just because your ex is blocked, doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to do what’s best for you. It’s okay to take care of yourself, and it’s okay to make decisions that are right for you during this difficult time. You don’t have to feel guilty about blocking them on social media if that makes it easier for you. Or just temporarily taking a break from social media altogether if it helps ease your stress levels.
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family members who live far away from one another. So don’t feel like this decision will put an end to all communication between the two of you.
I hope that this article has helped you find a more positive perspective on social media after a breakup. The next step is making the decision to unblock your ex, and then sticking to it! It may feel scary at first, but remember that there are many benefits to doing so. Less noise in your head from obsessing over their every move online; less stress from worrying about what they’re up to. And more time spent with friends and family instead of scrolling through endless feeds looking for validation. So go ahead – unblock away! Block them.