Answers » Categories » Relationships

Should you stay friends with your ex on facebook?

Is it wise to remain friends with your ex on facebook? Or should I unfriend my ex in order to move on and not get jealous in the future?

1 Answer

This is a very tough call to make, since every situation is different. But in general, it will take a toll on you if you remain friends with your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend and you haven't moved on. If you're stuck on your ex, and haven't moved past them, remaining friends with them on facebook may be mentally straining, especially if you see that your ex has moved on and is in a new relationship. If you stay subscribed to your ex's facebook updates and see pictures of him or her with their new girlfriend or boyfriend, it can put you into a bad funk and make you feel utterly depressed that they are with someone new.

If you have recently broken up with your ex, you should at the very least unsubscribe to his or her facebook updates, so you don't see what they are posting all the time. It's just better to separate yourself mentally from the person for the time being, while you try to move on and get past the relationship.

If you've gone through a bad breakup, and you want nothing to do with the person, then it may be best to just un-friend your ex from Facebook completely and remove any negativity that your ex generated from your life.

In many cases, it might not be a big deal to remain friends with your ex's, especially if your just interested to see what they are up to, but have no hard feelings or any interest in getting back together.

If you are still in love with your ex, and remain friends with your ex on facebook it can be very hard, knowing that they have moved on, while you haven't. In this case, if you do decide to remain friends do everything in your power to not stalk their profile / pictures and it would be best to unsubscribe to their updates.

The other side of remaining friends with an ex who you still have feelings for is that if you do see posts/photos of your ex with a new girlfriend or boyfriend, it may actually help you get over them and move on to the next chapter of your life.

Lastly, remaining friends with an ex also, invites the possibility to continue a friendship at the very least, which could eventually lead to a second opportunity at dating again in the future (if your still not over them). But holding out hope that this might happen can be very taxing, so it's not always the wise thing to do for your overall well being.

Answer this question

by Anonymous - Already have an account? Login now!
Your Name:  

Your Answer:  
Source(s): (optional)

Enter the text you see in the image below
What do you see?
Can't read the image? View a new one.
Your answer will appear after being approved.

Ask your own question