I don’t believe in being friends with my exes. Oftentimes, they still want to shack up with me. Other times, I just hate their guts for hurting my tender heart. But in this day and age, distancing myself from my exes isn’t as easy. I can’t just stop calling them or change my number. Because of social media, my ex-boyfriends can keep tabs on me and stay in my life … forever!
Take Twitter, for example. Sure, I could stop following my ex on Twitter and block him from my account. But all he needs to do is go to my Twitter feed online. If my profile is public (it is, because of work), he can see my tweets even if I’ve banished him from the bird.
Facebook is a bigger beast. I unfriended my ex, but we have mutual friends. So he can see when a friend likes my update, and I can see his comments on a thread if I commented on said thread.
Oh, the complications that arise due to social media!
But it doesn’t have to be this hard. There are ways to disconnect (literally) from your ex. Let’s get a little dirty, shall we? Here are seven things to do so your ex stops following you on social media.