Before social media, breakups still sucked, but it was much easier to get distance from the person. So how can you rid your online life from reminders of love lost?
What we learned:
- Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with Facebook users who had experienced unpleasant encounters with exes on the platform.
- Unfriending, untagging, blocking, Take a Break and other tools didn’t always prevent hurtful reminders from popping up.
- Prior research shows distance from an ex can help hasten recovery from a breakup, but social media makes distance hard to get.